Sirens & Gavels archive for Sept. 2010

THURSDAY, SEPT. 30, 2010


Angela Gilbert struggles to hold back tears as she stands outside a Hillyard apartment building holding a photo of her sister, Rebecca McCollough and her children, Wednesday Sept. 29, 2010. Police say McCollough's 1-year-old son Santiago was beaten to death by her boyfriend Tuesday night. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

Accused child killer mad over lack of pot

A 22-year-old Spokane man already under investigation for abusing a baby girl was arrested late Tuesday after his girlfriend’s 1-year-old son was found beaten to death in their Hillyard apartment. James R. “J.R.” Cooley, 22, (left) told detectives he squeezed and shook little Santiago McCreight...

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No charges in fatal Rathdrum stabbing

No charges will be filed against a Rathdrum man in the Sept. 24 stabbing death of his daughter’s boyfriend, Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney Barry McHugh announced today. Based on the investigation by the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department, 47-year-old Scott A. Johnson was acting in self-defense...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2010


Gang murder suspect jailed in Spokane

A gang member arrested near Compton for the January shooting death of a rival is back in Spokane. Edward L. "TD" Thomas, 25, will remain incarcerated on a probation hold and $600,000 bond after appearing in Superior Court today via video from the Spokane County...

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Police: CdA man broke young boy's leg 

A Coeur d'Alene man is accused of breaking the leg of his fiance's child over the weekend. Michael R. Edinger, 27, is jailed on two counts of cruelty to children after he and his fiance, Rebecca L. Mullin, took Mullin's 2-year-old son to Kootenai Medical...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2010


Report: Rape suspect posed as cop

A man accused of raping a 19-year-old woman in a Spokane park early Saturday claimed to be a police officer, then told her he would take her to jail for illegally possessing alcohol if she didn’t have sex with him, police said Monday. According to...

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Man jailed for drunk chat w/ off-duty cop

A home-invasion robbery suspect set to go to trial next month is back in jail after the Spokane police detective who investigated the case said the man drunkenly approached him at the Coeur d'Alene Resort. Nathaniel Jay Dishneau, 30, was prohibited from leaving Spokane County...

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2 sex offenders register in Spokane Co.

Two sex offenders considered likely to reoffend have registered in Spokane County. Jesus Lopez, 35, (right) is living in the 12000 block of E. Marietta in Spokane Valley. He was released from prison in 2005 after being convicted of first-degree rape in Grant County in...

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Purse-snatching suspect turns self in

A man who robbed a 71-year-old woman of her purse in a South Hill grocery store parking lot last week turned himself into police today, according to Crime Stoppers. Justin R. Meyer, 21, (right, allegedly) was booked into jail on one count of second-degree robbery...

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Reagan: No update on shot pregnant lady

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office, which is leading the investigation into last week’s shooting of an unarmed pregnant woman by a Washington State Patrol sergeant, said Monday it had no idea whether the woman was still in the hospital, whether her condition was improving or...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 27, 2010

Cemetery owners' dispute leads to gunfire

A domestic dispute between two cemetery owners erupted in gunfire Sunday in Moses Lake, the Grant County Sheriff's Office announced today. Mark L. Benson, 55, is charged with attempted first-degree murder after his wife, Susan L. Benson, said he fired several rounds, striking her left...

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Under 3-strikes law, robbers' fates differ

A Spokane man whose accomplice is serving a life sentence for a home investigation robbery last year was sentenced recently to eight years in prison. Derick D. Taylor, 30, (pictured) pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted first-degree robbery and was ordered to serve nearly...

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Feds charge casino-going meth suspect

A Spokane man arrested with large amounts of cash and several ounces of methamphetamine on three occasions this year has been charged in federal court. David B. Hill, 42, was arrested Aug. 24 after a confidential informant told Spokane police he sold large quantities of...

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Slain man is deputy coroner's grandson

A 22-year-old Rathdrum man stabbed to death by his girlfriend's father Friday night in what investigators say was self defense is the grandson of Kootenai County Deputy Coroner and Democratic candidate for coroner Jody DeLuca Hissong. Brandon S. DeLuca initiated the fight with Scott A....

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 24, 2010


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