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In brief: Man pleads not guilty to vehicular homicide

A Spokane man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge of vehicular homicide resulting from a crash Feb. 10 that killed a 42-year-old woman.

Lyle D. Eutsler, 26, is accused of causing the one-car crash that killed Tina L. Patterson, who was a passenger in the Mazda MX-6 that hit a tree on Magnesium Road near Market Street.

Toxicology reports showed that Eutsler’s blood-alcohol content was 0.12 percent. Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the crash to find Eutsler dragging himself away from the driver’s door while Patterson remained trapped.

After the incident, investigators offered a reward and said they believed Eutsler fled Spokane. He turned himself in on June 28.

Memorial set for man, son killed in plane crash

A memorial has been planned for a father and his young son who died in a plane crash last week.

The service for Matthew Keith Annis, 45, and Matthew Riley Annis, 8, will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday at Deer Park Elementary School, 1500 E. D St.

Family members have invited the public and ask that donations be made in lieu of flowers to help support Annis’ widow and 4-year-old-daughter. Donations can be made at U.S. Bank in care of Nanine Sue Annis.

Keith Annis and his son left Elk Heights Airport in a single-engine Piper PA 22 on Friday, headed to Arlington, Wash. They never made it. They were reported missing and radar led authorities to the crash site in a rugged part of the Cascade Mountains in Snohomish County on Saturday. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the crash.

Fugitive that eluded SWAT team arrested in traffic stop

A fugitive targeted with tear gas in an unsuccessful SWAT team search on Monday was arrested early Wednesday in downtown Spokane.

Kenneth J. Kheel, 21, was arrested during a traffic stop by Spokane police Sgt. Kurt Vigesaa near Riverside Avenue and Monroe Street just after midnight, police said.

Kheel and Jarred T. Many, 22, are accused of robbing two men at gunpoint after the victims arranged to buy a ring from Many at 1124 W. Nora Ave. on June 17.

Many was arrested at the Nora Avenue home Monday by Spokane police SWAT team members, but Kheel was not inside as police expected.

Now he’s in jail on two counts of first-degree robbery and one count of first-degree kidnapping.


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