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In brief: Moscow man arrested after deadly mobile home park shooting

Mon., Nov. 11, 2013

A Moscow, Idaho, man was shot multiple times at a mobile home park Sunday and later died at a hospital, and police arrested the suspected shooter.

Nathaniel H. Nisbet, 28, of Moscow, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and booked into Latah County Jail, Moscow police Chief David Duke said.

Nisbet allegedly shot Charles Patrick McMichael, 42, multiple times in the chest shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday at the Bel Air Mobile Home Park, 1751 North Polk Extension. McMichael died at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow.

According to the preliminary investigation, McMichael went to the trailer of Nisbet’s estranged girlfriend to help her change the locks, Duke said. He and the woman found the trailer door locked and barricaded, and McMichael forced the door open.

Nisbet was inside, a disturbance ensued and shots were fired, Duke said.

Nisbet was waiting outside on the trailer deck when police arrived and was taken into custody without incident.

Car crash leaves woman impaled

A young woman was impaled through her chest and back by a 1-inch steel fence rod after a speeding vehicle rolled onto its side on South Freya Street and struck a house early Sunday morning.

Firefighters had to cut the rod before they could free the woman from the passenger compartment of the wrecked sedan, Spokane fire and police officials said.

She was one of four people in their early 20s in the car, which was traveling at a high speed, lost control, and rolled at Freya and East 15th Avenue about 12:30 a.m., Spokane Fire Department Battalion Chief Bruce Moline said.

Two people were able to crawl out and two were trapped inside. Firefighters cut off the top of the car and structural components using hydraulic equipment to free the two inside.

All four were taken by ambulance to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. Three sustained minor injuries, while the impaled woman was in serious condition.

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the wreck, police said.

Valley man charged in vehicular assault

Curtis Cooley, 47, of Spokane Valley, faces a vehicular assault charge after he struck an oncoming car Saturday on a highway near Cheney, critically injuring his 8-year-old son in the back seat.

The driver of the other car, Raquel Caballero, 21, of Cheney, was injured and treated at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane.

The Washington State Patrol said Cooley was driving a Volkswagen Golf eastbound on state Route 904 a mile east of Cheney when he attempted to pass multiple vehicles in a no-passing zone.

Cooley and his son were taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

Alcohol was a factor in the crash, police said.

Kidnapping suspect caught at marina

An armed kidnapping suspect who had evaded police for the past week was arrested Sunday after he was found hiding in a boat moored at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Marina, police said.

Douglas J. Standish was wet and cold from having been in Lake Coeur d’Alene the previous night, Sgt. Christie Wood said. Standish told detectives he had been hiding in a boat when he got spooked by resort security guards on their nightly rounds, jumped in the water and swam to the other side of the dock, Wood said.

The owner of the boat told officers he opened up the front galley, found the fugitive, and asked Standish to put down his gun and surrender. Standish complied, and the owner told detectives on the dock, “He’s right here.”

Detectives also believe Standish visited the pilots lounge at Resort Aviation, at the Coeur d’Alene Airport in Hayden, on Saturday and used the computers there to send emails, Wood said. Standish is familiar with aircraft and apparently went undetected by other pilots, she said.

Standish has been charged with kidnapping his former girlfriend by gunpoint Nov. 4. He let her go after several hours, and Sunday he indicated to detectives he was upset over their breakup.

The North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force assisted in the weeklong search.


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