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Spirit Lake Official Faces 2 Charges

Item: Fight, folly lead to charges: Spirit Lake official allegedly hit man, exposed himself/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press

More Info: Spirit Lake City Councilman Jimmy K. Brown Jr. has been charged with misdemeanor battery and indecent exposure. Brown's charges stem from an incident in mid-June when he allegedly got into a fight and exposed his penis behind Jo's Hole Saloon on Maine Street. The criminal complaint filed in Kootenai County court said Brown, 56, allegedly hit a Spirit Lake man named Eric D. Vangemert, 44, several times in the face on June 16. Court documents show Brown was served on Sept. 23. He didn't return a call Friday seeking comment. The indecent exposure charge stems from the alleged exposure of Brown's penis in front of Vangemert and his wife, Randi M. Vangemert, 43, in the alley behind Jo's saloon.


Rex Rammell Now ‘De Jure’ Citizen

Claiming Magistrate Judge Jeff P. Payne has no jurisdiction over him, former gubernatorial candidate Rex F. Rammell pleaded innocent to a misdemeanor charge of battery Tuesday. Rammell told Payne that he is a “de jure” citizen and invoked his ninth constitutional amendment rights, which makes him exempt from the laws of the corporate state. Rammell said after the hearing he filed a Ninth Amendment affidavit claiming such rights in Boise earlier this year. “I am no longer a member of the corporate state of Idaho,” Rammell explained. “It doesn't mean that we don't follow the law and rules - it means that we're not part of the corporate system.” Even so, Rammell is scheduled for a pretrial hearing in the case Oct. 11 at 10:30 a.m. Payne, who ignored the part about being a “de jure” citizen, told Rammell he faces a possible $1,000 fine, six months in jail and two years probation/Kathy Hedberg, Lewiston Tribune. More here. (Lewiston Tribune photo of Rex Rammell)

Question: Why are we Idahoans so fascinated by the ever curiouser and curiouser life & times of Rex Rammell? Or are you?

Victim’s Mom Calls Bus Attack Criminal

The mother of a Kellogg High School student who was allegedly stripped by other girls during a bus ride earlier this month said she’s angry that her daughter’s assailants might not be adequately punished. Heidi Hershly of Rapid City, S.D., said the Kootenai County Prosecutor’s Office told her Wednesday that her daughter’s case would be heard by a “diversion board” Tuesday. “They’re going to determine whether it’s suitable for diversion,” said Hershly, who drove 1,000 miles from South Dakota Tuesday night so she could be in Kellogg Wednesday for a school board meeting at which she said the incident would be discussed. “I don’t want diversion,” Hershly said. “I want a message sent loud and clear to everybody. What they did to my daughter was criminal. It was assault. It was battery”/Alison Boggs, SR. More here. (KXLY photo, of Heidi Hershly)

Question: Would you support a diversion program for the girls who assaulted Heidi Hershly's daughter?

Man Claims Attack By Vandal Players

A 20-year-old Lapwai man alleges he was the victim of an unprovoked attack by University of Idaho football players. Lamont Phillips told the Lewiston Tribune the attack over the weekend landed him in the hospital for nearly a day with a concussion, a fractured orbital bone around his eye, seven stitches next to his eye and bruises on his head and body from being kicked and punched. The alleged attack occurred at a Moscow apartment party on North Polk Street where people were celebrating the end of the football season, Phillips said/Joel Mills, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Does this incident sour your appreciation of the improving Idaho Vandal football team?

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