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In brief: Hitting moose with car brings felony charge

Sat., March 1, 2008

A Shoshone County man suspected of intentionally ramming a moose with his 1985 Pontiac has been charged with illegally taking a trophy animal.

If convicted, Scott A. Flood, 18, could be required to reimburse the state $10,000 for the moose. The felony charge was filed Friday in 1st District Court.

The moose was found on the morning of Feb. 18, lying in a driveway in Mullan, Idaho. It had a broken leg and internal injuries, and had to be put down by a wildlife officer.

A tip led officers to Flood, who lives in Osburn, Idaho. Flood was driving with his brother and a friend when he hit the moose around 3 a.m., according to a Department of Fish and Game report.

Flood told officers that he only meant to push the moose up against a snow bank, the report said. When they saw that the moose was limping badly, Flood’s brother tried to slit the animal’s throat to put it out of its misery, according to the report.

– Becky Kramer


Suspect arrested in Feb. 17 shooting

Early Friday morning, the Spokane police SWAT team arrested an 18-year-old believed to have been involved in an incident in which several shots were fired into a West Spofford Avenue home, a police spokeswoman said.

Gang unit detectives had been searching for Sherman A. Newman in connection with several shots fired Feb. 17 into 903 W. Spofford Ave., Officer Jennifer DeRuwe said.

Patrol officers obtained information Thursday night that Newman might be at an address in the 2700 block of West Dean Avenue. The SWAT unit made the arrest at 12:30 a.m. Friday, DeRuwe said.

Newman was charged with attempted first-degree murder, and two other suspects remain on the loose, she said.

Detectives are seeking 22-year-old Michael D. Carell and 19-year-old Pierre J. Davis in connection with the same shooting. Both suspects are being sought on arrest warrants for attempted first-degree murder.

Anyone with information about Carell or Davis is asked to call the tips line at (509) 242-TIPS (8477).

– Thomas Clouse


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