OKANOGAN — An Okanogan woman who tried to send an inmate a small sawblade hidden in the sole of an Isotoner slipper in April will spend two months in jail.
Emily M. Stokes, 26, pleaded guilty Thursday in Okanogan County Superior Court to introducing contraband.
The package with the six-inch sawblade was bound for Neal S. Mix, a 27-year-old Okanogan man now serving 20 years in prison for shooting at an Okanogan County Sheriff’s deputy following a high-speed chase last year. He was wanted for stabbing another man, and also pleaded guilty earlier this year to second-degree assault.
Stokes was with Mix but was not arrested when he fled from the deputy, rolled his vehicle and fired a shotgun at the officer.
Before Mix pleaded guilty in August, Stokes went to the Okanogan County Corrections Center and left a package for him. Jail staff noticed she appeared to be nervous, and did not provide identification, but they recognized her from previous visits.
They examined the package and found the sawblade.