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'One-man crime wave' accused of assault

Spokane County Sheriff's Detective Dan Spivey goes through miscellaneous mail on the porch of Jim Rash, left, on Wednesday after Ricky Wayne Everett was arrested nearby. Everett lived at Rash’s home as a friend of his teenage grandson. Spivey and other investigators took most of Everett’s possessions as evidence, including mail. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Spokane County Sheriff's Detective Dan Spivey goes through miscellaneous mail on the porch of Jim Rash, left, on Wednesday after Ricky Wayne Everett was arrested nearby. Everett lived at Rash’s home as a friend of his teenage grandson. Spivey and other investigators took most of Everett’s possessions as evidence, including mail. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

A Maryland fugitive described by local police as a "one-man crime wave" is accused of assaulting a nurse at Deaconess Medical Center Wednesday night.

Ricky W. Everett, 33, appeared in Superior Court this afternoon on a third-degree assault charge after hospital staff and jails deputies said Everett dug his fingernails into a nurse's right hand, causing a cut and red marks, according to court documents. The nurse was trying to put a breathing mask on Everett when he became uncooperative about 9:40 p.m., documents allege.

Everett's bail was set at $200,000 today. That's in addition to $150,000 bond set Wednesday for a theft of a motor vehicle charge.

Everett, who has 30 felony convictions in six states, was arrested Tuesday after police said he paid for a Honda Accord with a bad check. Police on Wedensday searched a Queen Avenue home (pictured above) where he'd been staying.

Everett left federal prison in March after serving time for impersonating a U.S. marshal in Oregon. In court documents, federal prosecutors described Everett's mental state as "a puzzle, to say the least."

Spokane detectives say he carries a Taser and has told citizens he’s a police officer.

Anyone who has had contact with Everett or has accepted a check from Ricky’s PI Service is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

Everett’s probation officer and a Portland police detective “are glad he’s gone because he caused a lot of trouble," said Deputy Prosecutor George Gagnon at Everett’s first Superior Court appearance on Wednesday.

Read my story: 'One-man crime wave' with 30 felonies hit Spokane




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