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Ex-Spokanite dies in Mo. police shootout

A former Spokane man with a 2006 arrest warrant for felony theft died in a shootout with police in Missouri last month.

Lonnie Eugene Moore, 41, died March 29 after he shot at a police officer after being pulled over on a freeway near Kansas City and the officer returned fire.

The Kansas City Star reported Saturday that Moore's extensive criminal history includes several convictions in Western Washington.

His years in Spokane were mostly quiet, though he was wanted on a $10,000 warrant for attempted theft after a security guard at Holy Family Hospital spotted him trying to break into a vehicle, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Moore was the prime suspect in seven Kansas City-area bank robberies beginning last July.

Felon wanted after missing trial date

A longtime Spokane felon who didn’t show up for his trial on theft and stolen property charges is wanted by police.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that help arrest repeat offender Kevin Leon Schimpf, 52, who has a 26-year criminal history in Spokane County.

A warrant was issued after Schimpf didn’t show up for his trial  in September on charges of second-degree theft and first-degree trafficking in stolen property.

Police say he stole car keys from a finance counselor at Holy Family Hospital, then stole fishing equipment and a GPS device from his car and pawned them.

That was in July 2008. The two-years-in-the-making trial still hasn’t happened.

Schimpf, 5-foot-9 and 160 pounds, last gave 3803 W. Greenwood Ave. in Spokane as his home address. His criminal history includes convictions for possession, delivery and manufacture of controlled substances; third-degree theft, DUI, driving while license suspended and probation violations.

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

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