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‘Flint Fire the Frequent Flyer’ arrested

The arrest of a woman wanted for theft since September led police to identify suspects in a residential burglary just a day earlier.

Tami Jo Hearn, 50, alias Raider, had jewelry and checkbooks belonging to a homeowner in the 3300 block of West Woodside Avenue when police arrested her during a vehicle stop at East 29th Avenue and South Fiske Street Jan. 10.

Passenger Flint Fire Herrmann, 34, was arrested on a warrant for felony drug possession. He had a cloth bag with in the car that contained more stolen jewelry, police said. Members of the Spokane police Patrol Anti-Crime Team went to a home in the 2800 block of East 32nd Avenue where the two had been and found more stolen property, including a suitcase.

Homeowner Penni L. Cornwell, 47, faces charges of trafficking in stolen property. Hearn told police on Jan. 18 that Herrmann brought the suitcase full of jewelry to the home early Jan. 10 and planned to sell the items to get money to get his girlfriend out of jail. His girlfriend is Cornwell's daughter.

Hearn and Herrmann appeared in Spokane County Superior Court Thursday on charges of first-degree trafficking in stolen property.

Hearn, a repeat offender, also faces several felony charges for an extensive forgery ring. Crime Stoppers had been offering a reward since September for tips that led to her arrest.

Herrmann also has an extensive criminal history, including convictions for felon in possession of a firearm, car theft, attempting to elude police, drug possession and possession of stolen property.

A court official on Thursday called him “Flint Fire the Frequent Flyer.”

Police seize meth, heroin, cash, gun

Spokane police seized meth, heroin, cash and a handgun from an apartment at 406 E. Montgomery on July 14. (Spokane Police Department photos)

Spokane police seized heroin, methamphetamine, a handgun and nearly $800 from a suspected drug home last week.

 Penni L. Cornwell, 46, was arrested during an early-morning search at her apartment at 406 E. Montgomery Ave. on Thursday, where police say two undercover drug purchases had occurred.

The Spokane Police Department's special investigative unit began looking into Cornwell after an informant told them Cornwell received heroin from a man who purchased large amounts in Seattle.

 The same confidential informant, who is being paid, recently led Spokane police to a large heroin bust at the Bel-Air Motel, according to a search warrant used to seize items from Cornwell's apartment.

Police searched Cornwell's apartment one day after she told the informant she had “plenty” of heroin for sale, according to the search warrant.

Cornwell has a felony conviction in 2005 for distribution of methamphetamine. She was arrested on two counts of delivery of heroin and one count of felon in possession of a firearm and remains in jail.

See more photos at the Spokane Police Department's Facebook page.

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