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Gun confrontation leads to 2 arrests

Two men were arrested on felony assault charges after witnesses told police they pointed guns at woman sitting in a car near a Spokane Valley bar early Sunday.

 Charles Willy Jackson, 25, and Anttwon D. Scurlock, 21, are accused of confronting the 27-year-old woman across the street from Goodtymes Pub, 9124 E. Mission Ave., about 12:16 a.m.

Police say the woman said she recognized Jackson when he confronted her and was able to identify Scurlock after he was arrested.

A Washington State Patrol trooper contacted Scurlock in front of the Holiday Inn Express. He located a black handgun near him and seized it as evidence.

Jackson also was arrested near the scene. The men were booked into jail for first-degree assault. Police did not not indicate a motive in court documents.

Jackson was arrested in May 2010 for a November 2009 incident in which he was accused of shooting out the back window of an SUV. He was ordered to spent two months in jail after pleading guilty in September 2010 to second-degree malicious mischief and possession of a controlled substance.

Co-defendant Cedric Burton was convicted of second-degree assault for trying to run two men over just after the shooting and went to prison for that and for driving Edward Thomas from the scene of the murder of John S. Williams in January 2011.

Thomas was convicted of federal gun charges related to the murder and faces 16 years in prison when he's sentenced in November. A plea agreement says he won't be charged with murder if he doesn't appeal the convictions.

Lawyer: Court mishap led to fugitive status

A man wanted by Crime Stoppers since December was released from jail on his own recognizance after a judge said notification of his arraignment had been mailed to California instead of his Spokane address.

Charles Willy Jackson, 24, is accused of shooting out the back window of a Hummer during a confrontation in in a parking lot across the street from Club Uno, 515 W. Sprague Ave., early Nov. 22. He’s charged with second-degree assault, third-degree malicious mischief and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine.)

A second suspect, Cedric E. Burton, is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder for allegedly trying to run over two men, Bradley Hollibaugh and Jacob Schreiber, just before the shooting.

A warrant was issued for Jackson’s arrest after he didn’t show up for an arraignment in December. But Jackson didn’t know he’d been charged, said his public defender, Ed Carroll, in court Tuesday.

Jackson turned himself in as soon as he realized there was a warrant, Carroll said. Jackson’s girlfriend is pregnant and he doesn’t plan on leaving Spokane, where he’s been since his arrest.

“Everyone thought” he’d gone to California, Carroll said. Prosecutors asked for $25,000 bond, but Judge Ellen Kalama Clark released Jackson on his own recognizance after noting that his arraignment notice had been sent to California instead of his Spokane address.

His standard release conditions prohibit him from contacting Burton, who remains in jail after being arrested in Los Angeles May 4. He was back in court Monday on a new harassment charge and a new warrant for a 2008 robbery case and got $50,000 bail for each charge. The robbery charge stems from when Burton allegedly attacked a woman and stole her purse inside 6128 N. Wiscomb on April 3, 2008.

Burton’s public defender, Mark Hannibal, said the warrant was filed after a judge rejected a $1.5 million bail request from prosecutors.

“It looks like, your honor, they were grumpy at the court at Mr. Burton’s expense,” Hannibal said.

Warrant issued for accused would-be killer

A Spokane gang member accused of trying to kill two people by running them over with his car last fall is wanted by police after an alleged domestic dispute.

Police say Cedric E. Burton, 23, assaulted his girlfriend on April 13 and threatened to take their young daughter to California so she “would never see her again,” according to court documents filed in Superior Court.

Prosecutors say that incident violated the terms of Burton’s release from jail on two counts of attempted first-degree murder, and Crime Stoppers issued a reward on Friday for tips that lead to his arrest.

Burton is accused of trying to run over two men, Bradley Hollibaugh and Jacob Schreiber, in a parking lot across the street from Club Uno, 515 W. Sprague Ave., early Nov. 22. Hollibaugh and Schreiber got inside a 2007 GMC Hummer, which then had its back window shot out by a man who was with Burton in a Chevrolet Camaro, Charles Willy Jackson, according to police.

 Jackson, 23, (right) who told police he lived in Lancaster, Calif., has been wanted since mid-December on charges of second-degree assault, third-degree malicious mischief and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine).

Burton, posted $7,500 on Dec. 14 after about two weeks in jail, last gave his address as 5914 N. Ash in Spokane. He has felony convictions for delivery of controlled substance and second-degree assault.

Police say Burton is a gang member and was present at a party in January in which John S. Williams was shot to death, according to court documents related to the ongoing investigation.

In January 2009, Burton was arrested with another gang member, Eric Burton, who’s charged with possessing the gun that killed Williams.

Also arrested in relation to that stop was Edward L. Thomas, 24, who detectives say fled to California shortly after Williams’ murder and hasn’t been located. One witness told detectives that Williams was shot after he punched out a passenger-side window in a car in which Thomas was riding, according to court documents.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that help arrest Jackson and/or Cedric Burton. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or submit tips online here.

UPDATE: Cedric Burton was arrested May 4 in Los Angeles County.

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