Continuance granted in assault on a State Senator
Last updated 12/16/2021 at 9:24am
RITZVILLE – A continuance was granted until January 4, 2022, in Ritzville District Court, for charges against Glenn R Stockwell related to an assault on State Senator Mark Schoesler, October 11 in Ritzville.
Judge Andrea Russell granted the continuance in a court hearing December 7, following a request by both the defense and prosecution. During the court hearing Judge Russell disclosed a prior association with Mr. Stockwell in March of 2021, when Russell was an Adams County Deputy Prosecutor. Russell said she had no recollection of Mr. Stockwell and only became aware of the association when cleaning out some old email.
She said she had no bias in the case, but advised both attorneys they could file for a change of judge if they desired.
Ritzville City Prosecutor Mark Monson of Moscow, ID has been appointed district court judge in the Idaho 2nd Judicial District (Lewiston), effective January 1, 2022, and will be unable to continue as Ritzville City Prosecutor. Responsibility for the case will transfer to Ritzville City Attorney John Kragt until a permanent city prosecutor can be retained.