October 3, 1996 in Washington Voices

Robber Stabs Victim Repeatedly

By The Spokesman-Review
 

A 30-year-old man was stabbed several times late Saturday during a robbery in the Spokane Valley.

The victim, Nicholas Morical, was taken to Deaconess Medical Center. He had stab wounds to his back, chest and face, said sheriff’s Lt. David Wiyrick.

A Deaconess spokeswoman said Morical was treated briefly at the Spokane hospital and airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle early Sunday. There, Morical was treated for a stab wound to the back and released Monday, a Harborview spokesman said.

Deputies are looking for a man about in his mid- to late-20s who is about 5-foot-9. The man’s face was very thin and he had blue eyes. He was wearing a red windbreaker jacket, blue jeans and had a blue bandana over his nose and mouth.

Morical told deputies he was walking home about 9:30 p.m. and noticed a dark red Ford Bronco with large tires parked in the weeds near Third and University.

As Morical walked by, a man got out of the passenger side of the Bronco, approached him and demanded his wallet.

When Morical reached for his wallet, the man pushed and hit him, Wiyrick said. The man then pulled out a knife and stabbed Morical.

The man took Morical’s wallet and fled, Wiyrick said. Morical ran to a nearby apartment building and asked someone to call paramedics.

Anyone with information about the robbery and stabbing is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

Shot fired near bus station

No one was injured Tuesday afternoon when a shot was fired from a passing pickup truck near the Valley bus transfer center.

A witness who works at the Spokane Transit Authority station at Fourth and University told deputies a man laying in the bed of an older green pickup fired a shot near the bus lot about 1 p.m.

The pickup, which had two people in the cab, then headed west on Fourth, a deputy said.

It was unclear who the man was shooting at, although one witness told deputies occupants of a red pickup claimed to be the targets.

Deputies were unable to find either truck.

The shooter was described as a white male, about 18 years old, and wearing a blue and white bandana, possibly over his mouth.

Garage burglarized, man arrested

A man who told deputies he was washing windows was arrested Friday for burglarizing a garage.

Marc J. Templeton, 26, was booked into the Spokane County Jail for second-degree burglary, a felony.

Templeton is accused of stealing a woman’s wallet last Thursday. The wallet was taken from a woman’s car while it was parked in her garage in the 8400 block of east Broadway, Wiyrick said.

The woman reportedly saw a man walk out of her garage about 2:30 p.m. last Thursday and confronted him. The man asked the woman if she wanted her windows cleaned and left after the two talked for several minutes.

Later Thursday, the woman discovered her wallet was missing.

On Friday, deputies responding to a suspicious person call near Columbia Drive and Shane Court talked to Templeton who told them he was washing windows.

Deputies questioned Templeton about the missing wallet and arrested him. They found the wallet in a garbage can in the 8700 block of east Maringo, Wiyrick said.

, DataTimes


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