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  • Hours-long standoff ends with arrests

    Police arrested a wanted Spokane man late Friday after a standoff that lasted several hours. Robert T. Finkbeiner, 44, had warrants stemming from March 2009 for first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, …


  • Argument leads to assault conviction

    A propane company supervisor recently was convicted of misdemeanor assault for attacking an employee who flipped him off last summer.


  • Woman dies after hammer attack

    A North Idaho woman died Monday afternoon after she and three others were bludgeoned with a hammer in what authorities describe as an ongoing neighbor dispute that took a violent …


  • 1 dead, 3 injured in Bayview hammer attack

    A North Idaho woman died Monday after she and three others were bludgeoned with a hammer in what authorities describe as an ongoing neighbor dispute that took a violent twist.


  • Two facing assault trial arrested again

    Two men arrested on assault charges last summer were arrested again early Thursday after a traffic stop led to the discovery of cocaine, Ecstasy, marijuana and misdemeanor warrants.


  • Jail deputy injured in fight with inmate

    A Spokane County Jail deputy fractured his hand during a scuffle with an inmate last month.


  • Man greeted SWAT team with knife, sheriff’s office says

    A man involved in a stolen property investigation threatened a SWAT team with a large knife on Wednesday, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said today.


  • Man pleads guilty to shooting counts

    A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to shooting into a Spokane Valley apartment complex last February. One of the bullets hit a metal bedpost and landed near a sleeping toddler.


  • Gunman earlier tried suicide

    A gunman killed in a shootout with police last week had attempted suicide several times, been hospitalized at Eastern State Hospital and was described as “volatile and explosive” in a …


  • Police arrest stabbing suspect

    Spokane police early Monday arrested a 24-year-old man accused of stabbing two people Saturday near 10th Avenue and Maple Street. Charles Price Dimit was arrested at a home on South …


  • Life-savers honored at annual ceremony

    Two Spokane County sheriff’s employees have been honored for saving the life of a suicidal man after he was shot by officers. Deputy Walter Loucks and Sgt. Dale Golman rushed …


  • In brief: Woman charged with kidnapping

    A Spokane woman accused of kidnapping her girlfriend at knifepoint last weekend remains in jail on $10,000 bond. Emily J. Lystad, 25, was arrested Saturday after allegedly assaulting her girlfriend, …


  • Police describe woman’s attacker

    Spokane police on Tuesday released a description of a man who they say sexually assaulted a woman at knifepoint near Regal Street and 54th Avenue on Monday. They say a …


  • Man sentenced for role in slaying

    An accomplice to the murder of a state witness in 2008 was sentenced this week to just over two years in prison.


  • Officers making life or death decisions in an instant

    Facing the muzzle of a gun, a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy said he had one immediate thought: death. Ryan Walter squeezed off eight rounds at the gunman, Donald J. Lafavor. …


  • Fight at apartment ends in arrest

    An effort at retaliation went badly for a Spokane Valley man Wednesday night.


  • Gang members accused of attempted robbery

    Two gang members were arrested Wednesday after one was stabbed by his intended victim during what police say was a botched robbery. Police arrested Silvino Dos Santos, 20, and Bradford …


  • Police rescue woman reporting assault on ride to Spokane

    A woman who reported that she was assaulted and threatened by an ex-boyfriend in a cross-county ride was rescued by law enforcement officers in Colfax on Tuesday afternoon.


  • Police identify suspect in shooting

    Police are searching for Albert J. Reeves III, 19, in connection with a shooting in which a man was shot in both legs on Oct. 5.


  • Suspect in baby’s assault pleads not guilty

    A 21-year-old man accused of critically injuring his girlfriend’s 5-month-old son pleaded not guilty today in Whitman County Superior Court.


  • ‘Graphic’ attack likely leaves inmate blind

    A violent inmate who tortured and killed his cellmate at the Spokane County Jail six years ago, resulting in a $180,000 settlement by the county, is accused of gouging out …


  • Assault charges for man with HIV

    A Spokane Valley man with HIV was arrested on assault charges Tuesday, accused of having unprotected sex with two teenage girls. Edward I. Casto, 19, told his 15-year-old girlfriend he …


  • Killer suspected of 2nd attack on a cellmate

    A man who tortured and killed his cellmate at the Spokane County Jail six years ago is now suspected of gouging out the left eye of a cellmate at Airway …


  • HIV-positive teen accused of assault

    A Spokane Valley teenager with HIV was arrested on assault charges Tuesday, accused of having unprotected sex with two girls.


  • Felonies garner 14-year sentence

    A Spokane man pleaded guilty Tuesday to 17 felony charges and received more than 14 years in prison. Shawn Michael Westlie, 45, pleaded guilty to seven counts of first-degree robbery, …


  • Infant hospitalized; mom’s boyfriend charged

    A 5-month-old boy is in critical condition after his mother’s 21-year-old boyfriend assaulted him early Monday, according to the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office.


  • HIV-positive man sentenced for assault

    An HIV-positive Spokane man who lied to his sex partner about his condition will spend at least five years in prison.


  • Sheriff: Man assaulted girlfriend’s baby

    A 5-month-old boy is in critical condition after his mother’s 21-year-old boyfriend assaulted him, according to the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office.


  • High court sends assault case back for resentencing

    Stabbing a man in the neck, leaving him paralyzed below the chest and in a wheelchair for life, isn’t grounds for an exceptional sentence, the Washington Supreme Court has ruled, …


  • Police shooting scene examined again

    A Spokane man shot by sheriff’s deputies two weeks ago pleaded not guilty to a single assault charge this week as investigators examined his medical records and searched the shooting …

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