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Former Union Gap mayor cooperates enough to appear in court

Former Union Gap mayor cooperates enough to appear in court
YAKIMA, Wash.-- Former Union Gap Mayor Jim Lemon managed to cooperate enough to appear in court, but not much more than that. Lemon refused to answer most of the judge's questions. He wouldn't even enter a plea. "Not guilty" was entered for him.

Lemon's public defender tried to get his bail knocked down from $30,000 to $1,000. The judge refused. Lemon was arrested for destroying property and resisting arrest at his parents' home Sunday night.

He missed a court appearance Monday because he refused to cooperate with jailers and was kept in isolation. Lemon was arrested for drunk driving a few days before the incident with his family. If he makes bail, the judge ordered him to stay away from his mother.
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