Shooting suspect stays put on $500,000 bail


WATERVILLE — The alleged leader of a shooting that targeted an East Wenatchee family will have to remain in jail for now.

Jorge Reyes, 25, of Wenatchee was denied a chance at reduced bail on Monday, despite requests from his defense attorneys. He’s held in the Okanogan County Jail in lieu of $500,000 dollars bond.

East Wenatchee police say Reyes led a group of at least three people in a gang-related shooting near Ninth and Baker streets at midday on June 5. The group staked out a nearby home and opened fire when the victim returned to the house. One man was wounded.One man was wounded in the attack as the car he was riding in sped away from the assault.

Douglas County prosecutors argued Reyes, charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and unlawful firearm possession, is a flight risk and poses a danger to the community. Superior Court Judge Brian Huber turned down the defense request in a Monday hearing.

Reyes faces a scheduled trial Sept. 27. Two other people are charged as accomplices in the shooting: Armando Valdez-Godina, 35, charged with three counts of complicity to assault plus unlawful firearm possession; and Angel Eduardo Montes, a Wenatchee 16-year-old charged as an adult with first-degree assault and unlawful firearm possession.

Montes is additionally charged with first-degree robbery over a June 2 assault and robbery that police believe precipitated the June 5 shooting. A 15-year-old boy from Rock Island is also charged in juvenile court with first-degree robbery based on that incident, in which a teenage victim was attacked and robbed.