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Posted: 9/18/2009 3:36:47 PM EST

Winlock Woman Finds Herself in Jail in Brouhaha Surrounding Woodworking Shop and Building Permits

<h5 align="left">By Andy Campbell
Friday, September 18, 2009 11:55 AM PDT
A Lewis County District Court judge will decide today if a woman who refused to sign a sentencing agreement will get out of jail before her next hearing.

On Tuesday, Lana Massa was convicted of two counts of a criminal violation of the building code after the court found she and her partner kept operating their woodworking shop in Winlock following a citation for lack of a permit.

The crime is a misdemeanor, but Massa allegedly refused to sign an agreement to appear in court for sentencing on Sept. 25, according to the Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office. Judge R.W. Buzzard ordered her detained until that date.

She refused to comment from Lewis County Jail, but her partner Allen Dionne said their attorney set up today’s hearing and will be pursuing a slew of allegations in court.

Dionne agreed that he didn’t have a building permit to begin with, but said building code enforcement officers entered the property illegally and covertly before the two were cited.

He also accused the court of denying Massa due process, including an arraignment hearing and the ability to plead in the case.

“We know the rules, and the court has broken them,” Dionne said Wednesday. “They have their teeth in this bone. They’re worried if we get through the net of building code law anybody can.”

He said it was ridiculous Massa is in jail over a misdemeanor offense, but that Massa will probably be inclined to sign the agreement today.

Both Dionne’s attorney and code enforcement officers were unavailable for comment by press time, but said they’d be available for comment after today’s hearing.

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:41:28 PM EST
You gotta be willing to lose the battle to win teh war.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 6:14:59 PM EST
I wonder why she is in jail, but her "partner" is out free?
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 7:22:41 PM EST
You gotta admit full retard
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