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Valley man jailed for second time in week

Mon., Jan. 4, 2010, 1:58 p.m.

A Spokane Valley man was arrested over the weekend for the second time in less than a week – most recently for trying to take a can of beer from a convenience market, police said today.

The man is accused of throwing the full beer can at a clerk when confronted about taking it on Saturday about 11:30 p.m.

Rodrick Coppock, 47, was booked on charges of third-degree theft and fourth-degree assault in the latest incident. Spokane Valley police detained him after he walked out of Jackpot Food Mart, 7018 E. Sprague Ave., and he was later identified by the clerk as the man who tossed the beer at him, said Sgt. Dave Reagan, police spokesman.

Last Monday, Coppock was picked up walking on Sprague after a woman reported her wallet was stolen while at the Spokane Valley Library. He was booked on a charge of second-degree theft, a felony.

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