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Two more suspects arrested in Forker murder

Sheriff’s detectives tonight arrested two additional suspects in connection with the Wednesday morning homicide of a Cheney man.

Breeanna C. Sims was arrested by detectives tonight after they followed her to the scene of the crime at Forker and Bigelow Gulch Roads, where she was apparently looking for evidence related to the killing of 22-year-old Nicholas James Thoreson of Cheney, sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Dave Reagan said in a news release.

After arresting Breeanna Sims, detectives found two weapons in the area. One is believed to be the murder weapon.

Breeanna Sims’ brother, Justice E. Sims, 28, was arrested not long after as he left his North Spokane apartment, Reagan said. The apartment was put under surveillance after detectives identified the Sims siblings as suspects.

Both were booked into Spokane County Jail on first-degree murder and second-degree arson charges.

Taylor J. Wolf, 20, was arrested Wednesday evening at the Knotty Pines Apartments on East Trent and was booked into Spokane County Jail on second-degree murder charges.

The Sims’ connection to Wolf and Thoreson and what led detectives to the Sims’ arrests is unclear. The killing remains under investigation, but detectives said Friday there are no other suspects at large. The motive for the killing is unknown.



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