Sirens & Gavels

Spokane man wanted for gun assault

A Spokane man accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint the day after Christmas is wanted by Crime Stoppers after failing to show up for court. 

Nicholas M. Cornelius, 23, is charged with second-degree assault, unlawful imprisonment and residential burglary for the gunpoint attack at 2514 N. Wall St. Dec. 26.

Cornelius knew the woman through a friend, police say. He's accused of stealing marijuana from the home.

Cornelius was charged Feb. 14 and summonsed to court for an arraignment Wednesday, but he never showed up.

He's now wanted on a $25,000 warrant. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that lead to his capture.

Cornelius, 5-foot-10 and 230 pounds, last gave an address in the 7200 block of North Nevada Street.

Anyone with information his current location is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS or submit tips online.

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