A 31-year-old man arrested at the Spokane Valley Mall with cash and cocaine in his pockets faces more jail time after twice denying to officers he possessed drugs.
Johnnie Counts is being held in Spokane County Jail on drug sale and prisoner possession charges after his arrest around 2:30 p.m. Friday by a deputy assigned to the mall, according to court documents. Deputies placed Counts under arrest on an outstanding warrant and searched his pant pockets, revealing more than $700 in cash. Counts was asked if he was holding drugs and given a warning their discovery at the jail would bring “more trouble,” according to the deputy's sworn statement.
Counts told the deputy, “I used to use and sell cocaine; not anymore,” according to court documents.
Searched before booking, Counts was given another chance to inform officers of drugs. Again he declined, according to court documents. Jail officers then discovered a substance that tested as crack cocaine falling to the floor during a strip search. According to investigators, the drugs were packaged for sale. Because he was being detained by jail officers when the drugs were found, prosecutors are pursuing a prisoner-in-possession charge for Counts.
Counts is being held in lieu of $15,000 bond on the two felony charges, according to jail records.
A trio of college students on the West side are apartment hunting after health officials condemned their rental home, which tested positive for methamphetamine.
The whole story from The Associated Press, based on reporting from Seattle TV station KOMO News, follows:
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A health official in Bellingham, Wash., says three college students who began to feel dizzy and lethargic after living for several months in a rental house have been told to find a new home after the house tested positive for methamphetamine.
KOMO-TV reports (http://is.gd/5u36Oo ) that Whatcom County Health Department supervisor Jeff Hegedus says the Western Washington University students contacted the health department to ask that the home be tested.
Hegedus said Friday that an initial health department test found meth contamination well above Whatcom County’s legal limit. A second test done by a decontamination contractor came back with an even higher meth reading.
The health department official says the house was marked “unfit for occupancy” and the owners were told to hire a licensed decontamination contractor, which they did.
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Authorities hope a recent arrest will convince a suspected frequent laundry room burglar to change his ways.
Jason Amyot, 32, is being held at the Geiger Corrections Facility near Spokane International Airport, facing 17 counts of second-degree burglary. Police say Amyot went on a “crime spree” in Spokane Valley from September through October, breaking into laundry facilities at apartment complexes and busting open the machines to steal the coins within.
The thefts ranged in value from $12 at a complex on South Whipple Road late in September to a relative heist at a commercial laundry facility on East Sprague Avenue on two days earlier in the month, in which Amyot is thought to have stolen more than $2,000. Surveillance footage from that scene led officers to suspect Amyot, who has a long criminal history during which he's established a pattern of stealing from laundry machines, according to investigators.
Amyot said he was responsible for all but one of the 18 incidents police have linked to him. On some occasions, Amyot broke locks to get into the private laundry facilities; in others, he pried open windows from the outside or used keys that were hidden nearby. In at least one of the incidents, Amyot stole from facilities where friends were living, according to court documents.
One attempt, at a complex on Argonne Road, proved unsuccessful because the landlord had removed the change the day before the break-in, according to investigators.
Amyot has been in police custody since mid-October. He is being held on multiple warrants.
Though a clinical psychologist concluded he was not a danger to the community, a Spokane man facing a federal stalking charge who was arrested after a cache of weapons and a disturbing journal was found in his home will remain in jail until his scheduled January trial date, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Brent Russ, 33, has remained in the custody of U.S. marshals since his arrest in September. Federal agents searched Russ' southwest Spokane home and discovered several guns modified to inflict greater harm, as well as photos of weapons on the man's computer that have yet to be located, according to subsequent briefs from investigators.
The search was prompted by a complaint from a female tribal police officer and former neighbor of Russ'. According to a now-sealed affidavit, Russ allegedly made statements indicating he had the woman under surveillance and sent her a threatening package when she approached mental health experts about his erratic behavior.
Among the written materials discovered by investigators were claims Russ was slaying nocturnal demonic creatures by slicing their brains with a sword and the construction of a “kill room” like something you would see in the television show “Dexter,” which details the exploits of a forensics investigator who moonlights as a serial killer.
Defense attorneys have elected not to pursue an insanity plea in the case, however they have signaled intentions to prove Russ was not fully aware of the consequences of his alleged criminal acts through a diminished capacity argument. United States District Judge Thomas O. Rice ruled the evaluation of Mark Mays, a psychologist who examined Russ, that the 33-year-old was not a danger to the community was not enough to release him from custody.
“… the Court still has reasonable concerns about the Defendant's competency,” Rice wrote.
A trial date in late January has been tentatively scheduled. Russ faces a maximum five-year prison term and a fine of up to $25,000 if convicted on the stalking charge.
A case involving 62 defendants and allegedly $20 million worth of California drugs sold on the West Coast continues its circuitous trek through the federal courts, with some suspects objecting to the government’s use of wiretapping in the investigation.
Federal authorities announced raids in February that ended in the apprehension of what investigators said were dozens of members of a sophisticated drug delivery ring, including at least nine people in Spokane. Among those arrested was Sally Guthrie, a restaurateur who owned three Flamin’ Joes locations in the county at the time she was booked.
Suspects in California and Western Washington were also arrested, all charged with peddling OxyContin, an oft-abused prescription painkiller. Illicit use is so prevalent the Food and Drug Administration announced in September new labeling guidelines for the drug and ordered studies by pharmaceutical companies into its long-term effects.
Investigators allege five people oversaw the operation, charging them with monitoring a continuing criminal enterprise. Prosecutors announced their intentions to prove Gilbert Leroy Madison, currently listed in custody of the Yakima County Jail, as “a leader and supervisor” of the plot, which allegedly ran from 2008 through January.
Defendants are so numerous they have been grouped into three parties by the court. Some have been housed in the Spokane County Jail, others in Benton and Yakima counties, while some remain out-of-custody throughout the West Coast. The case has kept court schedulers busy, with expected trial dates of May, then December, pushed to May 2014 and likely headed for further delays. Release of more than 100,000 pages of investigative discovery hit a snag when the government inadvertently released information that compromised one of its undercover informants, according to court documents.
Shindona Jones, a Los Angeles woman currently in custody of the Kittitas County Jail, has requested the government turn over the details of its wiretaps in the case. Investigators bugged the cellphones of the defendants, producing hours of recorded phone calls that prosecutors plan to admit as evidence. But Jones’ attorney says the government is remaining tight-lipped about the technology involved, potentially infringing on the woman’s Constitutional rights.
In retort, the government has said keeping such information confidential serves a public safety interest and should remain secret.
A federal judge ruled last month that the details of wiretapping technology used by investigators should be made available to defense attorneys. Officials briefed attorneys of their methods during a hearing held Tuesday in Spokane.
The distributors in the case face potential fines of up to $1 million and 20 years in prison, while those allegedly in charge of the operation could be sentenced to life in prison.
The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office has released video of the person who robbed Domino's Pizza in Hayden on Nov. 15.
A man entered the restaurant, struck an employee in the face with a handgun, stole cash and fled northbound. He was a white male, about 6 feet tall, with a hooded sweatshirt and a red bandana over his face.
Anyone with information about this robbery is encouraged to call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (800) 222-TIPS.
KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. (AP) — Knightstown police Chief Danny Baker has used pig roasts and golf tournaments to augment his department's shrinking budget, but badly in need of $9,000 for a new squad car, he's reprising his most shocking fundraising approach to date: getting shot by a stun gun.
The jocular 63-year-old chief and another Knightstown official were planning to have a detective shoot them with a Taser at a free event Wednesday night in the middle school gym in their small eastern Indiana town. Spectators — who Baker hopes feel compelled to donate — will get a firsthand look at how 50,000 volts of low-amp electricity affects the human body.
“It's a shame we have to go to the extent of having fundraisers and getting electrified and so forth, but with small-town budgets you have to do something to get by,” said Baker, a lifelong Knightstown resident who has been in law enforcement for 35 years.
Many rural communities like Knightstown, a mile-square town of 2,100 about 25 miles east of Indianapolis, are having to become inventive to fund needed services, said Brian Depew, executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs, an advocacy group based in Lyons, Neb.
Depew said federal farm bill funding for rural development has fallen by a third since 2003, leaving less money for police cars and other necessities in an era of shrinking rural populations and tax bases.
Some communities have taken to putting ads on cruisers, while others, like Knightstown, are relying on donations for help.
While Baker concedes that his fundraising gambit is extreme, he believes it will also educate the crowd, which will also get to see a police dog demonstration.
Since he became police chief in 2007, Baker has staged a series of fundraisers, including an annual golf outing and hog roast that raises about $5,000 a year and has paid for new digital cameras for the town's cruisers, blood-testing kits and other items.
A 23-year-old man who pleaded guilty earlier this year to robbing a woman at gunpoint in a Spokane Valley nail salon will likely face a longer prison sentence after police say he threatened to shoot his 80-year-old grandmother.
Kyle Henriksen was booked into Spokane County Jail last week after police said he violated conditions of his release. Henriksen was scheduled for sentencing in an armed robbery that occurred at the Super Nails salon at 1525 N. Pines Road on Dec. 28. Witnesses said a man walked into the salon, clad in a black hooded sweatshirt and wearing sunglasses, and pointed a gun at a woman getting a pedicure, demanding her purse.
The thief fled the scene on foot, and the woman identified Henriksen as the likely suspect. After trying to pin the robbery on an acquaintance, Henriksen eventually admitted to carrying out the robbery.
A few days after the robbery, police pulled Henriksen over for a broken tail light. They found drug paraphernalia and a blue powder that Henriksen said was “probably Oxycontin,” but said it didn't belong to him. Henriksen was also arrested later in July for leading police on a chase that ended at the apartment he was sharing with his grandmother.
Court records show Henriksen pleaded guilty to the December 2012 robbery in September. Sentencing in the case was scheduled for Nov. 18, in which prosecutors anticipated seeking the lower end of the sentencing range for first-degree robbery: 87 months, or a little over seven years.
But on Oct. 23, police were called to Henriksen's apartment on accusations he'd threatened to shoot his grandmother. When they arrived, the grandmother told police that Henriksen was pawning all of her possessions and had attempted to unplug her big-screen television so he could sell it. When she resisted, he yelled “I'll shoot you,” she told police.
Henriksen said his grandmother misunderstood what he said. He also told police he had a drug problem and said they would find drug paraphernalia under the cushions of a sofa in the home where he'd been sleeping. Police later arrested him for driving with a suspended license.
Police arrested Henriksen in 2009 when, as a 19-year-old, he assaulted two men who said they were attempting to return a purse belonging to Henriksen's girlfriend. Armed with a handgun, Henriksen struck one of the men in the face, causing the gun to fire and strike his jaw, according to previous news reports. Henriksen pleaded guilty to two counts of assault in the incident in December 2010, according to court records.
Court records show sentencing has not yet occurred in the December 2012 robbery case. Henriksen is being held in the Spokane County Jail.
Add the investigation of a Spokane man accused of mailing letters laced with ricin to various government agencies to the list of casualties from the 16-day federal government shutdown last month.
Matthew Buquet, 38, has been indicted on federal charges alleging he sent mailings in May containing the castor bean-based poison to President Barack Obama and a federal judge. Subsequent letters to a post office and Fairchild Air Force Base were also discovered by the FBI, but were not mentioned in a superseding indictment in the case filed in June.
No one was harmed by the mailings. The letter sent to Obama allegedly read, “We have a bomb placed, we are going to kill you! Hezbollah,” referring to the militant group formed by members of the Shiite sect of Islam.
The trial has been delayed by the recusal of U.S. District Court Judge Lonny Suko, who is a colleague of the intended target of one of the alleged mailings, as well as Buquet's request to have an expert witness examine the substance that was included in the packages. The alleged toxin is being housed at a federal government lab whose workers were the target of furloughs during last month's government shutdown, according to a filing by Buquet earlier this month.
No delays in the anticipated May 2014 trial date have yet been announced.
After the story on the legal questions raised by the two Gonzaga University seniors disciplined for violating school policy by keeping weapons in school-owned housing was put to bed Tuesday, Sirens and Gavels received a phone call from Lewis Wasserman, a professor at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Wasserman practiced law in New York for 20 years before joining the faculty in Arlington and has written extensively on the subject of student's rights on college campuses. In January 2012, he published a lengthy look at the gun rights of students in the wake of the Supreme Court's decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and McDonald v. Chicago (2010), two decisions that clarified if and when the government could regulate the Second Amendment rights of citizens.
Wasserman agreed with several experts who said Gonzaga, as a private entity, is on fairly firm legal ground by banning firearms from properties they own. However, he said that a brief glance at Washington's relatively extensive gun control laws could create an implied right for citizens to carry concealed weapons in certain private places, including college campuses.
State law prohibits anyone from carrying firearms on the grounds of state elementary or secondary schools, though there is no mention of higher learning institutions. However, as reported in the article appearing in Wednesday's Spokesman-Review, the two major public universities - University of Washington and Washington State University - have policies in place that also ban deadly weapons on their property, as does Gonzaga.
“The odds are the kids would lose the case, I think,” Wasserman said Tuesday night.
Wasserman said the most effective strategy for students wishing to carry weapons on campus would be to lobby the state Legislature, whose laws could supersede the policies of universities. The National Conference of State Legislatures reports several legislative bodies have either already passed such measures or are considering laws that would enable concealed carry on campuses (including Utah, Kansas and Wisconsin).
Wasserman called the Gonzaga case a “very, very interesting issue,” but said the dispute would be more interesting legally if a similar event took place at a state school.
“It's a much closer question,” Wasserman said of the hypothetical situation on public grounds. “(The school) may still win, but you could put up the good fight.”
A federal judge ruled Friday a Liberty Lake father had not proven the police officers who used a stun gun to subdue him were liable for the man's past and future medical expenses.
Franklin Duncan rested his case against Victor Grant and the Liberty Lake Police Department on Friday afternoon after four days of testimony from his family, doctors and other parties in the civil case. Duncan alleges Grant, a repo man tasked in February 2010 with towing a 1997 Audi A8 belonging to Duncan's son, intentionally crushed his hand using the truck's winch, while Grant says Duncan struck his girlfriend in the truck's cab then attempted to strangle him before police arrived. When they did, the officers - including Liberty Lake Police Chief Brian Asmus - eventually used a stun gun to arrest Duncan on charges of vehicle prowling and assault.
Duncan was seeking medical damages totaling less than $20,000, according to his attorney, Marcia Meade. But U.S. District Judge Thomas O. Rice ruled Friday that Meade had not proven Liberty Lake should have to pay any amount for Duncan's medical expenses.
Claims that the officers made Duncan's existing injuries worse through their conduct and used excessive force in detaining him remain in play with jurors, who will this week consider a countersuit brought by Grant against Duncan before their deliberations. The federal court is shuttered Monday in observance of Veteran's Day, but the trial is scheduled to resume Tuesday morning.
A Spokane judge denied a suspected gang member's request to throw out the murder and assault charges against him following a deadly shooting at a Monroe Street music venue in September.
Carlos Fuentes, 25, asked the court to dismiss the first-degree murder and 12 drive-by shooting charges against him stemming from the shooting death of Julian Morrison, 26, at The Hop! late on the evening of Sept. 8. Investigators say the shooting, which took place in the parking lot behind the club, was likely the result of an ongoing gang feud exacerbated by the no-show of a popular rap artist club-goers thought was scheduled to appear.
Judge Ellen Clark ruled Thursday morning police had provided enough evidence to show Fuentes “was involved in some kind of incident or confrontation with the deceased,” despite witness statements indicating Kalen Bedford, 23, also arrested in connection with the homicide, was the only one who fired on Morrison. Fuentes' attorney, Robert Cossey, argued in a filing last month the only evidence against his client was hearsay and investigators could not prove he fired at people milling in the parking lot as he was driven from the scene.
As a result of Clark's ruling, Fuentes remains in custody in lieu of $1 million bond. A trial in the case is tentatively scheduled to begin next month.
A Spokane woman who pleaded guilty to sending hundreds of sexually explicit and threatening text messages to a Spokane County Sheriff's deputy in 2010 allegedly chased a stranger in her car after he refused to buy her cigarettes.
“I guess it's game on then,” the man reported Tina Blanchette, 44, said when he denied her the smokes at a Spokane Valley gas station on Sept. 2.
The man left the station after buying a newspaper, then noticed Blanchette driving a tan Mazda in his rearview mirror, according to court documents. Eventually, Blanchette rammed the man's truck, he said, and he ran away to hide in some nearby brush and call 911 while Blanchette returned to the gas station parking lot nearby.
Blanchette was granted two years probation after pleading guilty to a charge stemming from a series of texts she sent the law enforcement officer in 2010 after a marijuana growing bust she said put her life in danger. While vacationing in Hawaii, Blanchette sent the deputy texts that mentioned his family and her proficiency aiming a shotgun.
“U wanna tlk yet or u want me 2 make us all famous,” one text read, according to court documents.
The deputy who interviewed Blanchette following the Spokane Valley incident in September wrote the 44-year-old was “acting paranoid and delusional” when he arrived at the gas station. She told him the man she chased was “a gang member and after her,” according to the deputy's sworn statement.
Blanchette was arrested and booked on a charge of second-degree assault. She has undergone psychiatric evaluations and was released on her own recognizance last month. A trial in the case is tentatively scheduled to begin in late December.
As Spokane-area law enforcement agencies debate the use of video cameras to document the actions of officers and suspects, newly released footage from a state police shooting in North Idaho shows how video evidence can leave little doubt about what leads up to a deadly confrontation.
The video released Tuesday shows how an interview with a motorist found sleeping in his car along Interstate 90 last June quickly led to the man being fatally shot in the passenger seat as he and an Idaho State Police trooper struggled over a pistol.
Trooper Todd McDevitt warned Alexander L. Mandarino not to touch the handgun in the glove compartment and to get out of the car, which was parked on the side of the freeway near Lookout Pass at the Idaho-Montana state line.
“If you make any attempt to go towards that pistol it’ll be the last thing you ever do,” McDevitt can be heard saying.
But Mandarino, 26, a Whitefish, Mont., resident, ignored McDevitt and grabbed his Walther 9 mm semi-automatic pistol.
For several tense seconds the two struggled over the gun, while a Shoshone County Sheriff’s deputy stood nearby, his own gun drawn. McDevitt repeatedly ordered Mandarino to let go of the pistol. Then the trooper took out his own handgun and placed the muzzle on Mandarino’s chest. When Mandarino refused to release his gun, McDevitt fired one fatal shot at point-blank range.
Mandarino can be heard exclaiming “Ow!” before collapsing. McDevitt removed the wounded man from the car and placed him on the ground. He and Deputy Adam Durflinger quickly administered first aid and performed CPR on Mandarino until medics arrived. Mandarino was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
Shoshone County Prosecuting Attorney Keisha Oxendine concluded last week that the shooting was justified because Mandarino “posed an immediate and continuing danger to the officers on scene” and posed “a viable threat of deadly force.”
A toxicology report showed Mandarino had THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, in his system at the time of the confrontation.
The police vehicle video footage and a redacted copy of the executive summary of the investigation of the shooting, conducted by the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, were released Tuesday through a public records request initiated by The Spokesman-Review.
Michael Sublie will not be back in a federal courtroom until January to face charges of obstructing a federal law officer and violating National Park Service noise restrictions during an incident in September when a ranger fired and struck a partygoer on Sublie's boat.
Citing the ongoing investigation by multiple agencies into the shooting, both the government and Sublie requested a continuance for a hearing scheduled Tuesday afternoon. U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Rodgers approved a delay of the hearing until January, with an expected trial date now scheduled for February.
Sublie pleaded not guilty to all charges shortly after the Sept. 14 confrontation, the details of which remain under wraps by the Washington State Patrol and Investigative Services Branch of the National Park Service, who are both looking into the incident. A Spokesman-Review request for investigative materials was denied via email earlier this month by the WSP because of the ongoing investigation.
Sworn statements filed in court said Sublie became verbally confrontational when two rangers attempted to board his boat investigating excess noise. The standoff turned physical, and Sublie shoved one of the rangers off the gangplank, according to court documents.
Friends and family of Sublie and Casey Hartinger, the man who was struck in the ribs by a bullet fired by a ranger, say the incident occurred following an end-of-the-summer party held by local law enforcement and emergency services personnel. A rally was held supporting Sublie and Hartinger outside the Stevens County Courthouse last month.
The Park Service and WSP continue to withhold the names of the two officers involved in the shooting incident. Supporters of Sublie and Hartinger have identified the rangers as Josh Wentz and Matt Phillipson.
A federal judge has given a Spokane man found with modified weapons and a journal proclaiming himself the embodiment of God's wrath one week to decide if he'll seek an insanity defense.
An order signed by U.S. District Judge for Eastern Washington Thomas Rice grants Brent Russ, 33, until Oct. 31 to decide if he plans to plead insanity after a grand jury indicted him on a federal stalking charge. Russ is accused of sending threatening communications through U.S. mail to a former neighbor, who is also a tribal police officer.
When FBI agents arrived at Russ' southwest Spokane home last month, they also found a modified handgun, shotgun and rifle designed to inflict greater harm to targets. A search of Russ' home also revealed a lengthy journal, now under court seal, in which Russ identifies himself as Azrael, the Archangel of Death, and states his willingness to die in battle against the forces of evil.
Rice ordered the timetable in an effort to speed the proceedings. Russ has remained in custody of federal authorities since his arrest Sept. 26. Rice described the evidence provided by the federal government illustrating Russ' erratic behavior prior to his arrest as a “strong showing” in documents filed Thursday.
One of the men accused of murder in the shooting death of Julian Morrison, 26, outside a Spokane music venue in September says prosecutors don't have enough evidence to try him.
Carlos Fuentes, 25, filed a motion through his attorney last week asking a judge to throw out the first-degree murder and 12 drive-by shooting charges that have kept him in jail since Sept. 12. Three days earlier, investigators say Fuentes acted with Kalen Bedford, 23, in an altercation outside The Hop! at 706 N. Monroe St. that left Morrison dead of multiple gunshot wounds.
Spokane Police have said the shooting was likely gang-related. An unnamed witness in court documents said they saw Fuentes bump into Morrison inside the venue, where most visitors anticipated an appearance from a popular rap artist who didn't show. The two exchanged statements of their gang affiliations, according to the witness. Several minutes later Morrison, Fuentes and Bedford stood in a rear parking lot where Bedford opened fire on Morrison multiple times, according to witness statements.
Fuentes' defense attorney, Robert Cossey, argues in a motion to dismiss the entirety of the evidence against his client is “hearsay from unidentified individuals.” Additionally, he said, the witnesses provided no statements that directly linked Fuentes to the slaying or multiple gunshots fired from a vehicle he and Bedford allegedly left the club in after the shooting.
A hearing in the matter is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 7. Fuentes and Bedford remain in jail on the charges.
A Spokane man was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for selling high-quality methamphetamine to an undercover officer and leading police on a car chase near the Coeur d’Alene Casino last January.
Charles Edward Gibson, 43, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Coeur d’AleneÖÖ for conspiracy to distribute at least 50 grams of meth between Dec. 4, 2012, and Jan. 8. U.S. District Judge Rosanna Malouf Petersen of the Eastern District of WashingtonÖÖ also ordered Gibson to spend 10 years on supervised release after he’s out of jail and forfeit $35,000 – the estimated street value of the meth, U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson said.
According to investigators, Gibson had been distributing meth, cocaine and other drugs on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation late last year and early this year. He supplied the drugs to other distributors, including Vanessa Louise Wagner, 30, of Plummer.
Gibson and Wagner both pleaded guilty over the summer to conspiracy to distribute meth, and Wagner is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court Dec. 9.
Wagner introduced the undercover officer to Gibson, who sold meth and some heroin to the officer in December and January. On Jan. 8, the officer met Gibson at a gas station near the casino and purchased meth that was 99.9 percent pure, investigators said.
After the buy, officers began to converge on Gibson’s car. The suspect sped out of the parking lot and at one point drove straight toward an officer trying to arrest him. The officer fired once, striking Gibson, but the bullet had slowed sufficiently to only cause him bruising, according to the federal case file.
Gibson continued his high-speed flight, throwing cash out the window, before his car was stopped by a spike strip and he was arrested.
Officers found more than a pound of meth, LSD and a loaded handgun in his car.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Drug Enforcement Administration, Idaho State Police, Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police and Plummer Police Department.
A man wanted on an outstanding Department of Corrections warrant faces new charges after he spat on two Spokane police officers.
Lance C. Anderson, 35, was arrested Monday and taken to Deaconess Hospital for medical clearance before being booked at Spokane County Jail, according to an affidavit. Anderson was disorderly and spat at two of the police officers arresting him.
Anderson now faces two felony charges of third-degree assault for the spitting.
From the day they were arrested, it seems the two teenagers suspected of beating and murdering an 88-year-old World War II veteran have had different ideas about how the trial should go.
Demetruis Glenn and Kenan Adams-Kinard, both 16, were arrested in August for the brutal beating death of Delbert “Shorty” Belton. Glenn turned himself into police two days later. Adams-Kinard, however, kept running, police said. He was eventually found hiding in a friend's basement three days after Glenn was arrested.
According to motions filed in court, Adams-Kinard is now trying to push the trial date off. Adams-Kinard filed a motion Tuesday requesting that the Nov. 4 trial date be continued, and will appear in court Thursday on the matter.
Glenn, however, is ready for the trial to begin and is not interested in continuing the trial, according to the motion.
However, prosecutors want the two tried together, and have filed a motion to join their cases. If a continuance is approved, it will be approved for both Glenn and Adams-Kinard, according to the motion.
We'll find out Thursday at 9 a.m. if the trial date will be pushed back.