Myers to be charged with first degree murder in Airport Road shooting

Prosecutor Denis Tracy says suspect could face up to 27 years

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy plans to charge 30-year-old Ashley Myers with first degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Kenneth Allen of Coeur d’Alene near Colfax last Friday evening.

If convicted of murder and an additional planned charge of possession of methamphetamine, Myers faces 250 to 333 months in prison, Tracy said. This would amount to 20 to 27 years behind bars.

If the meth charge is dropped, each end of the sentencing range would be reduced by about 10 months, Tracy said.

Myers made an appearance today in Whitman County Superior Court, where a judge Gary Libey granted a weeklong postponement on her arraignment, Tracy said.

“She sat at the table and her lawyers said they want to delay her arraignment for one week,” he said. “The judge asked her if she wanted to and she nodded her head yes.”

Myers is represented by Steve Martonick of Martonick Law, Tracy said.

Whitman County Sherriff officers arrested Myers last Friday evening after reports of a woman waving a gun near the intersection of State Route 26 and Colfax Airport Road. Allen, 55, was found shot dead in a car nearby, and officers also found meth near the vehicle.