Sirens & Gavels archive for Aug. 2010

TUESDAY, AUG. 31, 2010


Sex offender indicted on child porn charges

A child molester considered likely to reoffend was arraigned on child pornography charges in federal court Monday. Donald D. Holloway, 50, has been in Spokane County Jail since December after federal authorities said he'd uploaded child pornography to the Internet. Holloway was on probation for...

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Reward offered for tips on 'top 10' criminal 

A man considered one of Spokane County's top 10 repeat offenders is wanted by Crime Stoppers. Daniel J. Maddock, 22, is accused of violating his probation on a Bellevue criminal conviction by attempting to elude Spokane police, according to Crime Stoppers. The Washington Department of...

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MONDAY, AUG. 30, 2010

Suspects in gang murder headed to prison

Two cousins charged in a gang-related mucrder are headed to prison on unrelated convictions. Cedric E. "Dirty" Burton, 23, was sentenced to 63 months in prison on Friday for second-degree assault. Eric "Smalls" Burton, Jr., 25, also was sentenced recently to 20 months in prison...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 24, 2010

MONDAY, AUG. 16, 2010

FRIDAY, AUG. 13, 2010


Fugitive was drug mule for racist group

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona fugitive's accomplice was acting as a drug mule for a white supremacy group and agreed to become a police informant weeks before she helped him escape from prison, authorities said today. Casslyn Welch, and her fiance and cousin John...

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Valley synagogue vandalized with swastika

A swastika was painted on a sign outside a Spokane Valley synagogue last weekend. The congregational leader at the Kehilat HaMashiach, David D'Auria, discovered the swastika painted in red on a white sign Sunday morning outside the building at 13506 E. Broadway Ave. The vandal,...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 12, 2010


Despite deal, murder witness doesn't testify

COLVILLE – Spokane County prosecutors ended their first-degree murder case against Christopher H. Devlin without calling the only person they believe witnessed the killing. Defense attorneys Mark Vovos and Roger Hunko implored Superior Court Judge Jerome Leveque to allow them to tell jurors that prosecutors...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 11, 2010

Hunt for escapees turns cold in Arkansas

GENTRY, Ark. (AP) — They fancy themselves a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde who pulled off a brazen prison escape in Arizona and allegedly went on a bloody, multistate crime spree. They have dyed their hair and stuck to out-of-the-way places to avoid drawing attention to...

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