Stories tagged: kidnapping
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
Man accused of binding and shooting ex-girlfriend arrested in Spokane Valley
A man suspected of tying up his ex-girlfriend and shooting her in the leg was arrested Thursday in the Spokane Valley, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
First two members of Polish death metal band ‘Decapitated’ charged with rape, kidnapping in Spokane
Wearing yellow jail suits, Waclaw Kieltyka and Michal Lysejko, members of Polish metal band Decapitated, had their first court appearance in Spokane County. They are accused of gang raping of …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 6:17 p.m.
Post Falls police search for man accused of tying up elderly couple and robbing them
Post Falls police are searching for a man they believed tied up an elderly couple in their home and stole their SUV and other items.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Armed robbery suspect faces 3 felony counts
An Orofino man accused of binding two women with rope and robbing them at gunpoint of jewelry and prescription medications has been charged with three felony counts.
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
O.J. Simpson: ‘Nothing has changed’ during prison stint
O.J. Simpson says “nothing has changed” in his life during the nine years he spent behind bars.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Kidnapped marijuana store employee found dead
The body of kidnapped marijuana store employee Cameron Smith has been found, according to reports from KHQ.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 6:50 p.m.
Pot shop kidnapping suspect captured in Goldendale
One of two people suspected of kidnapping an employee from the parking lot of a marijuana store in Cheney Sunday has been captured in Yakima.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 8:22 p.m.
Cheney marijuana store kidnapping victim’s SUV located in Airway Heights; suspects identified by police
Police have identified two of the three suspects wanted in connection with a Sunday kidnapping at a marijuana store in Cheney, and police located the SUV owned by the kidnapping …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Employee of Cheney marijuana shop remains missing after kidnapping Sunday afternoon
An employee of a Cheney marijuana shop remained missing Monday, a day after he was abducted at work.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Members of heavy metal band Decapitated arrested for suspected kidnapping in Spokane
All four members of the Polish death metal band Decapitated were arrested in Santa Ana, California, early Saturday on suspicion of kidnapping a woman after their concert in Spokane on …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Minnesota girl held 29 days, tied up and raped, prosecutor says
A Minnesota teenager was held captive for 29 days, repeatedly raped, locked in a closet and bound by zip ties before she escaped and swam across a lake to safety, …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
FBI rules Montana woman found shot dead in trunk in Spokane was an elaborate suicide
The FBI announced Thursday that its year-long investigation into the reported kidnapping of a Montana woman, who was later found shot to death in the trunk of a car located …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Self-described ‘mountain man’ in 1984 killing is released
Self-described “mountain man” Don Nichols was released on parole Wednesday after serving 32 years for kidnapping a world-class athlete out on a training run in 1984 and killing her would-be …
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 7:16 p.m.
Cadaver dogs used, dirt sifted in search for 4 missing men
A busload of police cadets was brought in Tuesday to help search a large farm for four missing men believed to be victims of foul play as a prosecutor described …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 10:56 a.m.
Police smash bank wall; free two trapped inside with suspect
Police smashed through a bank wall Friday afternoon and freed two people trapped inside with a man who claimed to have a bomb powerful enough to “take out the room.”
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
Abduction suspect makes first appearance in court
Hundreds of people gathered outside a federal courthouse Monday as the suspect in the kidnapping of a Chinse scholar at the University of Illinois made his first court appearance since …
UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Man accused of abducting Chinese grad student had visited kidnap fetish website, feds say
Yingying Zhang sent a message to the manager of the apartment she hoped to move into: She was on her way to sign the lease but running late. But as …
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Chinese scholar believed dead; man charged with kidnapping
A central Illinois man was charged Friday with kidnapping in the disappearance of a visiting Chinese scholar who authorities believe to be dead after last being seen three weeks ago, …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Oregon man arrested after taking stranger’s baby onto roof
Police in southern Oregon arrested a man accused of entering a home, grabbing a stranger’s baby and taking the child onto a roof.
Mon., June 12, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Nigeria army says it killed Boko Haram leader, frees 9 kids
A top Boko Haram commander was among many insurgents killed Sunday as soldiers fought to rescue nine children being trained at a secret camp, a Nigerian official said Monday.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Teen charged in death says 19-year-old shot Mississippi boy
A Mississippi teenager charged with murder in the death of a 6-year-old told investigators that the boy was actually shot by another of the three teen suspects, according to an …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
Daughter of suspended police officer arrested in kidnapping case
The daughter of a Spokane police officer was arrested on Friday, a day after her father, 18-year veteran Officer John Arredondo, was placed on administrative leave in connection to the …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases
Nigeria’s government is negotiating “seriously” for the release of more than 110 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls still held by Boko Haram and will exchange more detained members of the extremist group …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Philippines: Troops kill militant commander blamed for beheadings
Philippine troops battling militants in a central province killed a key Abu Sayyaf commander who had been blamed for the beheadings of two Canadians and a German hostage and was …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
Former Airway Heights prison guard found guilty of robbery, kidnapping
A former Airway Heights prison guard was found guilty Tuesday on all charges related to two armed robberies he committed while wearing part of his guard uniform
Wed., March 22, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Pair face charges after children taken from home
A Lewiston man who allegedly helped a friend hide her children from police – against a court order prohibiting the woman from having contact with the children – faces two …
Sun., March 19, 2017, 6 a.m.
Congo disappearances raise alarm as political tensions grow
Nearly a week after Congo’s government announced the kidnapping of two United Nations experts along with their translator and drivers, no trace of them has been found. Their abduction in …
Sun., March 5, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Chinese community concerned after gang members reportedly flee from Portland
Police were on the lookout for three Chinese tong members — meaning, members of notorious Chinese gangs. They were believed to be hiding in Spokane after fleeing from Portland, “where …
Sat., March 4, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Mining workers from France, Tanzania kidnapped in Congo
Five workers have been kidnapped from a gold mine in eastern Congo, including ones from France and Tanzania, and rebels are demanding $1 million in ransom, a local official said …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
Infant boy kidnapped in Yakima, found safe several hours later
An infant boy was kidnapped late Monday night in Yakima, prompting an Amber Alert and a police manhunt ending with the uncle in custody and the boy safely located with …