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Sentencing has not yet been set, but 25-year-old Grant T. McAdams faces somewhere between 17 and 22 years in prison after he was convicted of first-degree assault and first-degree robbery for the May 9, 2011, attack that nearly killed an Iraqi man who had come to the United States as a refugee after helping the U.S. military.
A Spokane County jury on Tuesday saw graphic photographs and heard descriptions of the tire-iron attack last year against a man who came to the United States as a refugee from Iraq after helping the U.S. military
Spokane County Deputy Prosecutor Larry Steinmetz told the jury how the gruesome beating took place. But, Steinmetz did not say why Grant T. McAdams, 25, is alleged to have committed attempted first-degree murder and first-degree robbery on May 9, 2011.
Employees at a Spokane grocery store pepper sprayed the front doors to try to stop two suspected booze thieves from attacking them on Friday, police say.
Police say Kerry Alan Zaugg, 24, appeared to be preparing to assault an employee at Grocery Boys, 3430 N. Crestline St., with a stolen $60 bottle of Grey Goose vodka until another employee emerged from the store with a baseball bat.
Zaugg had been chased in the parking lot after running from the store with the booze.
Co-defendant Norman L. Caoile, 25, was standing nearby and told employees to let Zaugg go after he gave them back the bottle. When an employee instead called 911, Caoile tried to knock the phone from his hand, then chased the employees back to the store with a tire iron, police say.
Police arrested the men in the parking lot. Caoile told officers he was trying to defend Zaugg with the tire iron because employees were continuing to attack him even after he'd given the booze bottle back.
Friday was the first day grocery stores could sell liquor in Washington. Zaugg and Caoile appeared in Superior Court Monday on charges of first-degree robbery.
A Spokane man is accused of beating another man in the head with a tire iron and stealing his car.
Grant T. McAdams, 24, asked Emad Mohammed Salih for a ride outside the 7-Eleven at West Indiana Avenue and North Washington Street May 9, then told him to pull over at North Standard Street and East Ermina Avenue and get out of the vehicle, according to a probable cause affidavit.
McAdams allegedly struck Salih with a tire iron several times, then chased him down the side walk and continued to hit him in the head before he collapsed about a half block from his 1997 Chrysler and McAdams hit him about a dozen more times with the tire iron, police said.
McAdams then ran back to the Chrysler and drove away, allegedly. Spokane police recovered the stolen vehicle the next day at 3000 N. Mayfair St.
Salih was treated for a severe concussion and is being treated at St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute in the severe head trauma unit, according to the affidavit.
Salih identified McAdams from a photo lineup, and he was arrested at 717 E. Rich Ave. on May 20.
McAdams appeared in Spokane County Superior Court Monday on charges of first-degree assault and first-degree robbery.
McAdams, a 2010 Crime Stoppers graduate, has previous felony convictions, including second-degree burglary and residential burglary.