Grandview gang member charged in shooting, Sunnyside banger sentenced to 26-month prison term

Two Lower Valley gang members were in court last Friday with one being sentenced to prison and the other charged with a shooting in Grandview.

David Navarrete, 18, of Grandview was charged with first degree assault with a firearm enhancement, drive-by shooting, first degree unlawful possession of a firearm and two counts of felony harassment in Yakima County Superior Court in connection to a shooting in Grandview on Feb. 19.

According to police reports Navarrete is a gang member.

Police say on Feb. 19 Navarrete was a passenger in a vehicle and made threats to a group of people standing on the street as the vehicle he was riding in passed by. Minutes later, Navarrete is alleged to have shot another suspected gang member that was walking down the street. The victim was shot in the leg and the foot.

Bail is set at $500,000.

Also last Friday, Jose Jhovanni Quezadas, 20, of Sunnyside was convicted by a jury on three counts of second degree assault in Yakima Superior Court and sentenced to 26 months in prison.

Quezadas, whom police say is a gang member, stabbed three juvenile females on Sept. 12, 2010 in Yakima.

Known by his moniker of Shadow, Quezadas was at a party in an apartment complex in the 200 block of South Fair Avenue when he became angry at a group of males that were also attending the party.

According to the Yakima County Prosecutor's Office, Quezadas left the apartment threatening to return with a gun. The males fled, as did three juvenile females, one being Quezadas' ex-girlfriend.

When he returned, the three females tried to stop Quezadas from going after the males and he pulled out a sharp object and stabbed all three. The ex-girlfriend suffered a nick to her kidney, which required surgery.

Quezadas was also sentenced to 18 months of community custody once his prison term ends. He is a Mexican citizen and has an immigration hold on him, as well.


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