Stories tagged: Earl Hicks
Wed., March 4, 2015
‘Partial victory’ for remaining Kettle Falls Five, as jurors acquit family of most charges
In a courtroom that had been filled with whispers, soundless protests and spontaneous applause all week, the moments before jurors acquitted the three remaining members of the “Kettle Falls Five” …
UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2015, 8:11 p.m.
Federal jury acquits on 4 of 5 pot charges against Kettle Falls Five
A pot-growing Kettle Falls family was acquitted on four of the five federal charges against them tonight in a case that was seen as a barometer for how conflicts between …
Fri., Aug. 9, 2013
Valley pot grower gets home detention sentence
A Spokane Valley grandfather who openly told nearby law enforcement about his marijuana operation received what is believed to be the lowest federal sentence in decades Thursday when he was …
Fri., Aug. 3, 2012, 3:22 p.m.
Man pleads guilty to distributing child porn
A man who once licensed foster care homes for the state pleaded guilty today to two federal counts of distribution of child pornography.
Fri., May 11, 2012
‘Final solution’ threats bring 13-year prison term
A man with ties to white supremacists who bragged about wanting to kill President Barack Obama received a 13-year sentence Thursday for a weapons charge, the latest conviction in what …
Fri., Sept. 3, 2010
Detention sought in federal weapons case
An alleged identity theft scheme by a white supremacist who federal prosecutors describe as a “perpetual criminal” was dismantled this week across the Spokane area. Wayde Lynn Kurt, 52, is …
Wed., Sept. 1, 2010
Felon with supremacist ties charged
A felon who attracted federal attention for his contact with a jailed white supremacist leader is part of an ongoing investigation that includes a series of raids at Spokane County …