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Routine traffic stop leads to felony drug charge

A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy arrested a man on a felony drug charge Wednesday after a routine traffic stop. The deputy stopped Larry Marquette, 43, failing to signal near Argonne …


Juvenile detention officer hit her, wife says

A Spokane County juvenile detention corrections officer was jailed recently on suspicion of assaulting his wife. Darryl A. Robinson, 52, said Wednesday that he has a meeting scheduled with his …


Autopsy: Spokane jail inmate died of natural causes

An inmate found dead in his bed at the Spokane County Jail died of natural causes, authorities say.


Spokane jail inmate found dead

A Spokane County Jail inmate was found dead on top of his bunk inside a cell early this afternoon, sheriff’s officials said.


Justice system changes brought results

Today, Judge Maryann Moreno steps down from the role of presiding judge in Spokane County Superior Court after overseeing dramatic changes – and improved results – in how local officials …


Valley police make arrest in string of car prowls

Spokane Valley police arrested a man today in connection with a string of car prowls targeting Fords.


Murder suspect’s jailhouse death a mystery to friends, family

Friends and family say they are baffled by the death of a former Marine and accused killer found dead at the Spokane County Jail last weekend. Tristen Nebrae Jordan, 25, …


Postcard-only policy at jail ends

A postcards-only policy for mail to Spokane County jail inmates has been lifted. Envelopes are OK again. Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said the change took effect this week when a federal …


Inmate hopes for freedom, new relationship with son

A man who has spent more than three years in prison for a murder he maintains he didn’t commit suddenly has hope he might be released and reunited with his …


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 …


Sheriff, coalition discuss jail issues, reoffenders

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and members of the No New Jail Coalition found a few points of agreement Wednesday. They appeared together at a meeting of the Spokane chapter of Washington …


Population surges at Spokane County Jail

The three-day holiday weekend has brought so many inmates to the Spokane County Jail that some misdemeanor suspects are being released after booking.


State inmates evicted in a rift over county rate

The Spokane County Jail will quit housing state prisoners next month in a dispute over payment. State officials refuse to pay the new $125-a-day rate the county charges Spokane and …


State prisoners being evicted from county jail

The Spokane County Jail will quit housing state prisoners next month in a dispute over payment. State officials refuse to pay the new $125-a-day rate the county charges Spokane and …


Man pleads not guilty to murder, kidnapping

After his arrest on suspicion of murder last month, Taylor J. Wolf called the girlfriend of a ranking Hells Angels member, police say, and told her he and suspect Justice …


Jail overdose traced back to inmate’s pills

A convicted killer who committed suicide at the Spokane County Jail did so using pills prescribed to another inmate. Now detectives are investigating whether the pill provider could be at …


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.


Speakers: Bigger jail may not be needed

A Seattle University law professor told Spokane’s Rotary Club 21 on Thursday that Spokane County’s new jail needs to be only as big as its legal policies. Robert Boruchowitz told …


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.


Murder suspect returns to Spokane after stay at Harborview

A Spokane man suspected of the Dec. 12 shooting death of his 20-year-old girlfriend was transported back to Spokane Thursday after undergoing treatment at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for …


Escaped inmate arrested

A jail inmate who escaped from a work crew was arrested Thursday in the South Perry neighborhood. Jason W. Breedlove, 37, was allowed out of Geiger Corrections Center with a …


Renter arrested after police find escapee in home

A jail inmate who escaped from work crew was arrested Thursday in the South Perry Neighborhood.


Jail deputy injured in fight with inmate

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


Inmate walks away from snow work crew

A Geiger Corrections Center inmate who was recently ordered to return to a more secure facility escaped this morning after he was allowed to clean up snow with a work …


Inmate charged with flooding jail

An Ellensburg man in federal prison for a gun conviction has been charged with flooding the Spokane County Jail last summer. William Dean Bacon, 41, is accused of stuffing jumpsuits, …


Federal convict charged in August jail flooding

An Ellensburg man in federal prison for a gun conviction has been charged with flooding the Spokane County Jail last summer.


Jail elevator incidents draw scrutiny

A criminal investigation is under way to determine who may have caused an elevator shutdown that injured a Spokane County Jail deputy. Evidence indicates someone pushed an emergency stop button …


Investigation looks into jail elevator accident

A criminal investigation is under way to determine who may have caused an elevator shutdown that injured a Spokane County Jail deputy. Evidence indicates someone pushed an emergency stop button …


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.


Elevator mishap injures deputy

A corrections deputy suffered minor injuries when an elevator at the Spokane County Jail malfunctioned.