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Suspects plead not guilty in cold-case murder

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WENATCHEE — Two people charged in the 1982 death of a Cashmere man pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder on Monday in Chelan County Superior Court.

Bernard E. Swaim, 60, of Sultan and Dawn M. Soles, 57, of Leavenworth are alleged to have killed 30-year-old Stephen E. Smith.

Soles and Smith were ex-husband and wife and had a child together, Crystal, of whom Smith had custody.

Detectives with the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office believe Soles and Swaim, her husband at…

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