April 28, 2008 in City

In brief: 29-year-old accused of copper wire theft

The Spokesman-Review

A Spokane man was jailed Sunday and charged with second-degree burglary for allegedly stealing coils of heavy copper wiring for its recycling value, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies spotted people stealing wire at 9:15 a.m. Sunday on Magnesium Road between Crestline and Division streets, said Sgt. Martin O’Leary. Following a chase, sheriff’s deputies apprehended Jason C. Carroll, 29, of Spokane, near an apartment complex off Nevada Street, O’Leary said. Deputies are still looking for a second person involved with the theft, he said.

“People in the apartment complex identified him as one of two people that had walked out of the trees where this car had been stuck,” O’Leary said.

Deputies suspect Carroll and his partner of cutting underground strands of copper wiring, using manholes for access, then dragging it out of the ground with their red Subaru station wagon.

A 120-foot stretch of copper wire would fetch up to $3,000 at recycling centers, O’Leary said.

– Alison Boggs

Deer Park

One arrested, one hospitalized in fight

A fight outside a Deer Park restaurant and lounge landed one man in jail and another in the hospital late Saturday and early Sunday.

Russell Boles, 49, is in stable condition at Deaconess Medical Center after trying to break up a fight outside Shagnasty’s Food and Spirits, 122 W. First St., Spokane County Sheriff’s Sgt. Martin O’Leary said. Police were called about 11:15 p.m., he said.

Salvador Paiz, 36, was booked into Spokane County Jail on a felony charge of second-degree assault with a deadly weapon at 5 a.m. Sunday for allegedly stabbing Boles in the back and piercing his lung, O’Leary said.

– Alison Boggs


Duncan lawyer arrested after accident

One of the federal defenders representing convicted killer Joseph Duncan was arrested for investigation of misdemeanor drug and alcohol offenses after a traffic accident in Boise.

KTVB reports that Thomas Monaghan was arrested and booked into Ada County Jail early Sunday for investigation of driving under the influence, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, and being involved in an accident that included damage to a vehicle.

He was later released. Monaghan is one of three federal defenders representing Duncan in his federal sentencing trial in Boise. A call and e-mail to Monaghan’s office were not immediately returned.

– Associated Press

Moscow, Idaho

UI president exploring outside job option

The University of Idaho says President Tim White is considering a position at another school.

University spokeswoman Tania Thompson released a brief statement that says White has been approached by another university about taking a leadership position and that he is talking with that institution.

– Associated Press

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