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‘One-man crime wave’ headed to prison

A 30-time felon described by police as a “one-man crime wave” is headed to a Washington prison for a short-lived crime spree in Spokane last spring.

Ricky Wayne Everett, 33, was sentenced to 43 months in prison this month for theft of a motor vehicle. Sentences for unlawful issuance of a bank check, fourth-degree assault, attempting to elude police and forgery will be served concurrently.

Everett, who was wanted for passing bad checks in Maryland, was arrested in May for buying a car from a Chattaroy couple with a fraudulent $13,900 check.

That was just a couple months after he left federal prison after serving time for impersonating a U.S. marshal in Oregon. He moved to Spokane in April after meeting a teenager over the Internet and quickly caught the attention of law enforcement, who said he carries a Taser and has told citizens he's a police officer.

Everett held a local business license private investigation firm called Ricky’s PI Service, which he apparently used to help perpetuate scams. He also has a history of responding to accident scenes as a police officer or as a paramedic.

Federal prosecutors in Oregon have called his mental state, “a puzzle, to say the least.”

Past coverage:

May 20: 'One-man crime wave' with 30 felonies hit Spokane

‘One-man crime wave’ accused of assault

A Maryland fugitive described by local police as a “one-man crime wave” is accused of assaulting a nurse at Deaconess Medical Center Wednesday night.

Ricky W. Everett, 33, appeared in Superior Court this afternoon on a third-degree assault charge after hospital staff and jails deputies said Everett dug his fingernails into a nurse’s right hand, causing a cut and red marks, according to court documents. The nurse was trying to put a breathing mask on Everett when he became uncooperative about 9:40 p.m., documents allege.

Everett’s bail was set at $200,000 today. That’s in addition to $150,000 bond set Wednesday for a theft of a motor vehicle charge.

Everett, who has 30 felony convictions in six states, was arrested Tuesday after police said he paid for a Honda Accord with a bad check. Police on Wedensday searched a Queen Avenue home (pictured above) where he’d been staying.

Everett left federal prison in March after serving time for impersonating a U.S. marshal in Oregon. In court documents, federal prosecutors described Everett’s mental state as “a puzzle, to say the least.”

Spokane detectives say he carries a Taser and has told citizens he’s a police officer.

Anyone who has had contact with Everett or has accepted a check from Ricky’s PI Service is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

Everett’s probation officer and a Portland police detective “are glad he’s gone because he caused a lot of trouble,” said Deputy Prosecutor George Gagnon at Everett’s first Superior Court appearance on Wednesday.

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