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Sirens & Gavels Blake Pirtle archive

FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012

Lawyer cites Pirtles' 'victim mentality'

A member of a Spokane family that claims police target them because of their relation to a notorious double murderer is heading to federal prison, and his lawyer says his parents' "victim mentality" is partially to blame. Jayce Leon Elton Pirtle, Jr., 24, was sentenced...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2011

Charge dropped against 1 Pirtle brother 

A Spokane man once accused of a baseball bat attack last May has been cleared of wrongdoing after several people said he wasn't present during the assault. Prosecutors moved to dismiss a second-degree assault charge against Andrew Lee Elias Pirtle, 21, after detectives interviewed witnesses...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2011

Grand jury indicts Pirtle for stolen guns 

A member of a Spokane family that claims police target them because of their relation to a notorious double murderer was indicted Wednesday by a grand jury - the same day he left jail on $25,000 bond in an assault case. Jayce Leon Elton Pirtle...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011

Brothers charged in baseball bat attack  

Two brothers from a notorious Spokane family are accused of a baseball bat attack in a park that left a man with a permanent lip disfigurement. Jayce Leon Elton Pirtle Jr., 23, (right) and Andrew Lee Elias Pirtle, 21, (bottom left) were charged this week...

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