April 8, 1995 in Washington Voices

Man Abducted By Gang While Skateboarding

Emi Endo Staff writer
 

Four gang members abducted an 18-year-old Valley man while he was skateboarding at 26th and Pines on Sunday evening.

One of the gang members pulled him into a maroon 1980s Honda Civic two-door with a loud muffler at about 9:20 p.m.

The men, two white and two black, stuck a gun in his ribs and stole his wallet as they were driving.

They stopped, took him out of the car, forced him to his knees and struck him several times in the face, injuring his mouth.

They then let him off in the area where he was picked up.

Deputies are continuing their investigation of the incident.

Valley man arrested

A Valley man was arrested on weapons and drug charges Tuesday.

Deputies were searching for someone else on the 6500 block of East Trent.

Richard Gene Aldridge, 21, 9707 E. Mission, was in the area and confronted one of the deputies.

Deputies frisked him and found two concealed knives and methamphetamine.

Aldridge was booked into Spokane County-City Jail on charges of concealed weapons and possession of a controlled substance.

Fight ends in arrests

A fight between two drivers in the 3800 block of North Argonne ended in two arrests Monday.

One of the drivers cut off the other one, Wiyrick said. They stopped their cars and confronted each other.

Jonathan Kerr, 24, of Spokane, threatened Paul T. Lagrone, 18, 1717 S. Collins, with a 2 1/2-foot piece of metal tubing.

Lagrone reportedly took the tubing away from Kerr and hit him with it.

A 17-year-old passenger in Lagrone’s vehicle then allegedly retrieved a sawed-off shotgun from the trunk and pointed the gun at Kerr.

Lagrone was treated at Valley Hospital and Medical Center for injuries. Kerr was not injured.

Lagrone and the 17-year-old face charges of second-degree assault.

Man damages sheriff’s car

Deputies responded to a domestic violence call on the 1800 block of North Hutchinson on Saturday.

Two transients, Michael Patrick Giles, 28, and Davina M. Trower, 21, were in a vehicle at that location.

Deputies discovered that Giles was wanted on an arrest warrant and took him into custody. They also found suspected drugs and paraphernalia in and next to the car.

Handcuffed and seatbelted in the back of the patrol car, Giles began “thrashing around in the car,” Wiyrick said.

Giles wriggled out of his seatbelt and kicked the interior of the patrol vehicle, damaging both rear doors.

He was booked into Spokane County-City Jail for second-degree malicious mischief and possession of a legend drug.

Trower, who “got in the officer’s face” for arresting Giles, was arrested for obstructing a public servant, Wiyrick said.

Traffic stop leads to two arrests

After stopping a vehicle for a traffic infraction, deputies arrested two Valley residents Saturday.

Deputies stopped a vehicle at 5400 W. Sunset Highway and found that passenger Jeffery M. Dale, 27, 422 N. Willow, had an arrest warrant, Wiyrick said.

Deputies then searched the car and found a wallet and checkbook that had been reported stolen from a vehicle at a parking lot on the 15300 block of East Sprague.

They also discovered what they suspected to be methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

The driver, Colby L. Carlson, 23, also of 422 N. Willow, faces charges of possession of a controlled substance and second degree theft.

Dale and Carlson were booked into Spokane County-City Jail.


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