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In brief: Former coach gets 20 year probation

Thu., June 25, 2009

A former Central Valley High School and Gonzaga University star athlete was sentenced Tuesday in connection with a relationship she had with a 16-year-old female student she coached in Arizona.

Raenna Jewell, 25, was sentenced to 20 years supervised probation in Pinal County Superior Court, the East Valley Tribune in Mesa, Ariz., reported.

Jewell was arrested in April on suspicion of sexual misconduct with a minor at Apache Junction High School, where she worked part-time as a basketball and softball coach.

A plea agreement allows Jewell’s probation to be suspended after 10 years on condition of good behavior. Jewell cannot work in schools or around minors, the newspaper reported.

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Police arrest man following chase, crash

A 31-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after a brief pursuit by Spokane County sheriff’s deputies through a Millwood neighborhood.

Christopher M. Schilling was booked into Spokane County Jail on charges of residential burglary, attempting to elude a police vehicle and possessing burglary tools, said Sgt. Dave Reagan, police spokesman.

Deputies attempted to stop Schilling about 4 p.m. Police said he was driving recklessly on a Suzuki motorcycle , which he wrecked in Millwood Park, and then ran into a home on the 3000 block of North Stout Road.

Schilling was pursued into the house by police K-9 Gordy and taken into custody about 4:40 p.m., Reagan said.

Sara Leaming

Three teens jailed after gun incident

Three teenagers were arrested in North Idaho on Wednesday after one of them allegedly pulled a gun Tuesday at a Spokane grocery store.

Joseph A. Johnston, 19, David R. Patterson, 18, and a 17-year-old girl were arrested at the Coeur d’Alene Casino.

Police on Tuesday investigated the theft of a firearm from the girl’s south Spokane home. They then received a call from the WinCo at 9257 N. Nevada St. that a man had left the store without paying for two 18-packs of beer. He pulled a gun, then fled in a waiting vehicle, according to a news release. Police said Johnston is the suspected gunman and that the girl is believed to be the getaway driver.

Johnston was held on suspicion of six counts of first-degree robbery and first-degree possession of stolen property and remained in the Kootenai County Jail Wednesday night. Patterson was transferred to the Spokane County Jail. The girl was under investigation for robbery, first-degree theft and first-degree possession of stolen property.

Mike Prager


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