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Newman Lake woman breaks free of headlock

SATURDAY, JAN. 11, 2014

A woman was reportedly able to turn the tables on her husband after he put her in a headlock, flipping him onto the deck of their home in the 4900 block of North Malta Street in Newman Lake on Sunday. A Liberty Lake police officer responded to the domestic violence assault call because sheriff’s deputies were busy with a shooting, said Police Chief Brian Asmus.

The woman told police that she was sober and was able to escape from the headlock because her husband was extremely intoxicated, Asmus said. The woman had a bump on her head from being pushed into a door and the man received a cut on his head after he hit a planter on his way down to the deck, Asmus said.

The man fought with officers before he could be handcuffed, Asmus said. He was booked into the Spokane County Jail on charges of fourth-degree assault, obstruction of a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest. The woman was not charged.

Eggings seem to be back on the menu after two were reported recently in Liberty Lake. Both reports came in Jan. 4, one in the 200 block of North Legacy Ridge Drive and one in the 22000 block of East Settler Drive.

Asmus said he is aware of at least one more case where the homeowner is working with the parents of the two juveniles involved. “He was standing at his door when it happened,” Asmus said. “It was two teenagers in a car and he followed them.”

Other incidents reported from Dec. 30 to Jan. 6.

Dec. 31: A resident in the 1600 block of North Holl called police after a neighbor put cardboard in all their windows. An officer checked on the neighbor, who said he put the cardboard up to minimize heat loss.

A resident in the 19000 block of East Maxwell Avenue reported receiving a bill for $876 from Comcast for an account she had not opened. The case is under investigation.

Jan. 1: A man called police to report that he had had to wrestle a knife away from his girlfriend. When police arrived in the 23000 block of East Oldenburg Lane, they found the man asleep. He admitted making up the story after the two had had an argument.

Arrests: Police made two arrests for driving with a suspended license and three for driving while intoxicated.

Citations: Officers handed out seven citations for expired vehicle registration, four for failure to show proof of liability insurance and six for speeding. Additional citations were given for driving without a license without identification, invalid license in possession/displayed, defective muffler and second-degree negligent driving.



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