Plea talks underway in case

Print Article

Haskins

SANDPOINT — Plea negotiations are underway in a felony battery case, 1st District Court records show.

The state and the defense filed a joint motion Tuesday to push back a pretrial conference and a jury trial in the case against Caitlyn Grace Haskins, who is accused of attacking another teenager with a baseball bat at City Beach on July 2.

Haskins’ counsel, Coeur d’Alene attorney Joseph Sullivan, moved to postpone the proceedings due to “ongoing negotiations for a resolution and further investigation of this matter.” Bonner County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Dan Rodriguez stipulated to the motion.

Haskins, 18, was scheduled to be tried on a charge of aggravated battery next month. She pleaded not guilty to the offense, which is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

Haskins’ jury trial was reset for Jan. 14, 2020, court records show. She is free on a $50,000 surety bond while the case is pending.

The alleged victim told Sandpoint Police that Haskins and a 17-year-old whose name is redacted in court records approached as she exited her vehicle. The 17-year-old allegedly struck her in the face and threw her to the ground, according to a probable cause affidavit.

While the teen was down, Haskins struck her in the head with the bat, the affidavit alleges.

Haskins denied wielding a bat during the confrontation, but did admit to striking her in the face with her fist, according to court documents.

Haskins’ supporters, meanwhile, point to social media postings in which the 17-year-old appears to admit beating up the teen.

Charging documents alternately accuses Haskins of using a deadly weapon during the battery and/or causing great bodily harm or disfigurement.

The 17-year-old is reportedly charged with misdemeanor battery, although the case is being adjudicated behind closed doors because she is a minor.

Keith Kinnaird can be reached by email at kkinnaird@bonnercountydailybee.com and follow him on Twitter @KeithDailyBee.

Print Article

Read More Local News

Annual march makes a call to action for all

January 19, 2020 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — “If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” The quote from Martin Luther King Jr is about a...

Comments

Read More

The rich, forgotten history of City Beach

January 19, 2020 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee The sandy area now known as the City Beach, was long used by local Tribes during their summer visits. They set up tents, fished and played their stick games. They were still visiting the area until...

Comments

Read More

Fleet of volunteers deliver seniors’ meals

January 19, 2020 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — They live quietly all around us, the elderly shut-ins who can no longer drive, who no longer are able to prepare meals, and who may rarely have a visitor. That’s why the 20 volunteer d...

Comments

Read More

Rathdrum man dies in crash

January 18, 2020 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press TWIN LAKES — An 18-year-old Rathdrum man died following a two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon on State Highway 41 near Twin Lakes. Andrew S. Lucas was pronounced dead at the scene of the 1:44 p.m. ...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 263-9534
PO Box 159
Sandpoint, ID 83864

©2020 Bonner County Daily Bee Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X