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Another home robbery suspect wanted

A man who was arrested leaving a suspected robber's home with a bag of marijuana is now wanted for a gunpoint home-invasion robbery two days earlier.

Oladejo B. Olajoyegbe, 24 (left), is accused of robbing a home in the 1700 block of East Columbia Avenue July 3 with Derek L. Wilson, 25 (left), and Christopher M. Comer, 24 (right). Wilson and Comer were arrested July 5.

An officer was watching Wilson's home at 2408 E. Francis Ave. as a detective prepared a search warrant when he spotted a man later identified Olajoyegbe, who is Wilson's cousin, knock on the door, then look in basement windows before walking to the side of the house and leaving five minutes later with a large white plastic bag, according to court documents.

Police stopped the car at East Wellesley Avenue and Argonne Road and arrested the driver, Lashanette Beavers, and the passenger, Olajoyegbe.

Olajoyegbe told police his cousin lives at the home and allowed him to take the marijuana, which police say weighed over a pound and consisted of cuttings from marijuana plants.

Olajoyegbe left jail on $5,000 bond for a marijuana charge but is now wanted for first-degree robbery after prosecutors filed charges July 9. He's accused of robbing the East Columbia Avenue home while wearing a mask and brandishing a handgun. A woman and her daughter were ordered to the floor as the home was ransacked.

The robbers stole medical marijuana, a PlayStation 3, and iPad 2 and a cellphone and wallet.

Police believe the robbery was arranged by the girlfriend of Brettly “Nike” Sanderson, who is accused of robberies at McDonald's and at a home on North Hogan Street. The 16-year-old girl knew the younger victim from middle school and was at the home just minutes before the robbery under a ruse of owing her $5.

She told police she arranged the robbery “as a copycat home-invasion robbery to take the suspicion off her boyfriend who is in jail for this kind of crime,” according to court documents.

Comer and Wilson, who faces life in prison under the three-strikes law, are in jail.

Now Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that lead to Olajoyegbe's capture.

Olajoyegbe, 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds, last gave an address in Lynwood, Wash. He has previous convictions for forgery and first-degree armed burglary. Anyone with information on his location is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS or submit tips online.

Suspects arrested in brazen robberies

Seven people have been arrested for a series of brazen gunpoint robberies that targeted not only drug homes but a fast food restaurant with customers inside.

  More arrests are expected as part of an ongoing investigation that began May 25 when four masked robbers burst into the McDonald’s at 4647 S. Regal St. and robbed four employees and six customers of cash, phones and other valuables.

“It’s not like an organized crew of the same four people doing robbery after robbery, but a loosely knit group,” said Spokane police Major Frank Scalise. “I am confident that the overwhelming majority of this group is behind bars.”

Read the rest of my story here.

 Suspects Derek L. Wilson, Christopher M. Comer and Dwayne J. “DJ” Tolbert are pictured above, clockwise starting with Wilson in the left corner.

Shooting victim ID’d; clues still sought

UPDATE: Three people have been arrested. Read more here.

A 23-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his upper left thigh during a part in South Spokane County last week.

Detectives with the Spokane County gang and major crimes units say they were hampered by a non-cooperative victim, identified in court documents as Christopher M. Comer, and uncooperative witnesses.

Comer's wife, Christina Pearson, called 911 about 1:39 a.m. Sunday and said her husband had been shot. She said she was unsure of her exact location, but sheriff's deputies located the home at 16016 S. Molter Road after responding to the area of Molter and Elder Road.

Comer was lying on the back outside stairs; Pearson said she was “extremely drunk” and that she and Comer had been driven to the party, and that she “could not remember anything prior to hearing a 'pow' and going outside,” according to a search warrant.

She found Comer bleeding on the stairs and a black man standing near him holding what she soon determined was likely a gun. The man hit Comer in the head, causing a large laceration, Pearson told police.

But Pearson had a bloody nose, cuts on her nose, bruises on her right arm, side and back and blood on her clothes, along with “an old healing black eye,” according to the search warrant , which was used to seize items from the home, including shot gun pellets, cell phones, a digital camera and a box of shotgun shells.

“Pearson said that she must have been in a fight with someone recently but could not remember who or where,” according to the warrant. “Pearson said that she didn't know who lived at the house and did know anyone who was there at the time of the shooting.”

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

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