Stories tagged: Assault
Sun., July 17, 2011
State’s foster care system discharges ill-equipped young adults
On his 18th birthday, a boy with a history of behavioral health problems was turned out of the Spokane group home where he had spent the previous two and a …
Thu., July 14, 2011
Pair stabbed in fight over clothing
A confrontation over women’s clothing led a Spokane man to stab two people late Tuesday, police say. Raymond L. Bell, 45, is accused of stabbing Gary Smith and his son, …
Thu., July 14, 2011
Pirtle brothers charged in attack
Two brothers from a notorious Spokane family are accused of a baseball bat attack in a park that left a man with a permanent lip disfigurement. Jayce Leon Elton Pirtle …
Tue., July 5, 2011
Killer’s violent history not communicated in prison transfer
When a rapist who murdered one of his cellmates in the Spokane County Jail requested a transfer to a medium-security prison several years later, the approval process at the Washington …
UPDATED: Thu., June 30, 2011, 6:51 p.m.
Deadly Idaho police shooting ruled justified
An Idaho State Police trooper who shot a fugitive to death during a pursuit north of Coeur d’Alene in February will not face charges.
Tue., June 21, 2011, 8:38 a.m.
Tip leads Spokane police to stabbing victim in bathtub
An anonymous tip led police to a man with critical stab wounds in a bathtub inside a north Spokane home this morning.
Thu., June 9, 2011
Shooting victim guilty of assault
A Spokane jury on Wednesday convicted a 67-year-old man of assault against one of the deputies who shot him three times in 2009. The jury convicted Donald J. Lafavor of …
Sun., June 5, 2011
Man punched by driver dies
WENATCHEE – An East Wenatchee man who stopped to help a driver died Friday from injuries suffered during an assault. Jose Guadalupe Garcia, 53, stopped to help a driver of …
Wed., May 18, 2011, 2:11 p.m.
Party photos help identify shooting suspects
Three suspects have been arrested in connection with a shooting at a house party after detectives used photos from a digital camera to identify witnesses.
Fri., May 13, 2011
Five accused of kidnapping, torture
Five suspects have been accused of kidnapping and torturing a Spokane woman before shaving her head and writing “narc” and “thief” on her face. Waylon M. “Creeper” Azure, 33, pleaded …
Tue., May 3, 2011, 3:23 p.m.
West Valley student threatens classmate with scissors
A fight between two West Valley High School special education students landed one in juvenile detention after she allegedly punched a classmate and threatened him with a pair of scissors.
Sat., April 30, 2011, 2:24 p.m.
Man charged with assaulting ex with butcher knife
A was charged with assault after allegedly holding a butcher knife to his ex-girlfriend while strangling her early this morning.
Sun., April 10, 2011, 7:19 p.m.
Assailant being sought after downtown attack
Spokane police tonight were searching for two men after a third man was badly cut in a fight in the downtown area.
Sat., April 2, 2011
Topik acquitted in road rage trial
When news circulated of Yakov Topik’s arrest in 2009 for robbery, assault and unlawful imprisonment, his mother received calls from friends and relatives from Ukraine questioning whether he and his …
Thu., March 31, 2011
Victims of same abuser find friendship in court
Andrea Oton and A’Lesha Markee have always considered themselves outspoken women – not the kind to be pushed around. But as each woman discovered, anyone can become a victim when …
Thu., March 31, 2011
Three charged in home invasion
Three suspects have been charged in a gunpoint home-invasion robbery in Cheney last week. Merle Leon Weeks, 17, Meshion M. Woodruff, 19, and Samuel Chavez, 23, are accused of breaking …
Sun., March 13, 2011
Omak man sentenced in robbery
OKANOGAN – An Omak man who fired one round, nearly hitting a convenience store clerk during a robbery two years ago, was sentenced to 14 years and three months in …
Tue., March 8, 2011, 3:23 p.m.
Domestic violence suspect arrested after standoff
A police SWAT team has arrested a domestic violence fugitive after a brief standoff in north Spokane.
Mon., March 7, 2011, 7 p.m.
Police say man shot victim after molestion allegation
A 26-year-old man who was shot in the head early Saturday has been identified as Shane Reilly. Reilly is at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. Court documents filed today say …
Sun., March 6, 2011
One hospitalized, one arrested in shooting
A Spokane man was on life support at a local hospital Saturday night after being shot in the head early in the morning. Police arrested Robert D. Startin, 27, and …
Sat., March 5, 2011, 6:07 p.m.
Spokane man clings to life after being shot
A Spokane man is on life support at a Spokane hospital after being shot in the head early Saturday morning.
Sun., Feb. 27, 2011
Police, medics saving lives with quick response, treatment
Donald Young died in the streets of Spokane. Twice. But thanks to prompt medical attention and doctors he called simply amazing, the 57-year-old survived the gunshot wound that ripped through …
Thu., Feb. 10, 2011, 12:35 p.m.
Bonner County man shot in neighborhood dispute
A Bonner County man was airlifted to a Spokane hospital after being shot during a neighbor dispute Wednesday, officials said today.
Wed., Feb. 9, 2011, 11:45 a.m.
Deer Park man, 85, assaulted, robbed in home
An elderly man was robbed in his Deer Park home Monday by a man who knocked on his door seeking money for gas, officials said today.
Wed., Feb. 9, 2011, 11:06 a.m.
Family fight leads to stabbing, attempted murder arrest
A man stabbed his brother in an argument over family property Tuesday night in Spokane Valley, police said today.
Mon., Jan. 31, 2011
Inmate suspected in guard’s death is Spokane-area rapist
The inmate suspected of killing a corrections officer in Western Washington is a sex offender serving life in prison for the abduction and rape of a Spokane-area real estate agent …
Sat., Jan. 29, 2011, 4:47 p.m.
Man charges at police with baseball bat
A man was arrested after charging at two officers with a baseball bat early Saturday morning.
Thu., Jan. 27, 2011
Family unites for Chewelah man in coma after beating
Tragedy can bring out the best in people. Navarone “Rone” Katzer, 37, is a well-known businessman from Chewelah, Wash. The popular owner of Red Line Finishing, an auto body paint …
Mon., Jan. 17, 2011
Bystander aids officer when suspect attacks
A Spokane police officer was attacked early Sunday by a domestic violence suspect who trapped him in a chokehold until a bystander intervened. Sgt. Kevin King said the officer, whom …
Fri., Jan. 7, 2011
Court upholds prosecutorial sanction
Appellate judges on Thursday upheld a $2,000 sanction levied against the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office for how it handled the trial of three men convicted of robbery and drive-by shooting …