Stories tagged: Spokane County Jail
Tue., Dec. 3, 2013, 3:23 p.m.
Woman found hanging, unconscious, in Spokane County Jail
A female inmate was found hanging, unconscious, in the shower area of the Spokane County Jail this afternoon, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. She was taken to …
Sat., Nov. 9, 2013, midnight
Spokane County jail escape plan thwarted by anonymous tip
Jail guards found rope made from bedsheets, a steel rod and “fishing line” made of toilet paper and wire in the cell shared by two Spokane County Jail inmates who …
Sun., Nov. 3, 2013, midnight
‘Frequent fliers’ rack up criminal convictions, frustrating officials
Fred W. Nolan Jr. presses one finger after another against a window at the Spokane County Jail. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, his birthday: five days he spent on …
Wed., Sept. 4, 2013, midnight
Guards find 350-foot rope in jail inmate’s bed
After almost two years in Spokane County Jail, career criminal Frank Uhyrek might be going stir-crazy. At least the 350-foot rope that guards found hidden in his torn mattress last …
Tue., Sept. 3, 2013, 6:09 p.m.
Jailers foil apparent escape attempt at Spokane County Jail
After almost two years in Spokane County Jail awaiting sentencing, career criminal Frank Uhyrek might be going stir-crazy.
Sat., Aug. 10, 2013, midnight
Inmate, 57, dies at county jail
An inmate died Thursday night in the Spokane County Jail, prompting an investigation into the cause and manner of the death. Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Mark Gregory said 57-year-old John E. …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2013, 4:42 p.m.
Inmate dies in Spokane County Jail
An inmate died last night in the Spokane County Jail, prompting an investigation into both the cause and manner of death.
Sun., July 21, 2013, midnight
Jail policy on prescription meds can leave care gaps
Spokane County spent about $60,000 a month last year doling out prescription medicine to inmates at Geiger Corrections Center and the Spokane County Jail. Ninety percent of the prescriptions were …
Wed., June 19, 2013, 5:16 p.m.
Inmate arrested on armed robbery charges
Spokane police arrested a Spokane County Jail inmate for the armed robbery of a South Hill bank.
Sun., April 14, 2013, midnight
Authorities try to close criminals’ revolving door of trouble
Think of DaShawn Jordan as one of the hundreds of young people in Spokane whose life has veered into a culture of drugs and guns and the revolving door of …
Wed., April 3, 2013, 11:16 a.m.
Medical examiner lists jail death as homicide
The death of a 33-year-old man in the booking area of the Spokane County Jail in Feburary has been listed as a homicide.
Sat., March 23, 2013, midnight
Feds paying to house drug ring suspects in county jail
Housing dozens of inmates arrested in connection with what police are calling a massive oxycodone distribution ring brings some logistical headaches, but also a financial benefit to the Spokane County …
Thu., March 21, 2013, midnight
County jail population increasing again
Spokane County jail populations have been on the rise in recent months, reversing a downward trend dating to 2010. Capt. John McGrath, jail commander, said this week that the lockup …
Tue., March 19, 2013, midnight
Therapy, cost-cutting efforts showing results at county jail
Spokane County Jail costs are falling by millions of dollars as work programs and therapy have helped people avoid lockup in recent years. The savings include $1 million for the …
Thu., March 14, 2013, 11:57 a.m.
Scope of drug case causes court problems
A courtroom packed with attorneys and 21 of the 62 defendants tied to a massive Oxycontin distribution ring between Spokane and Los Angeles appeared in court today as a federal …
Thu., Feb. 28, 2013, midnight
Spokane County commissioners to run jails
On June 1 the Spokane County Commission will take control of the Spokane County Jail and Geiger Corrections Center as part of a plan to reform local criminal justice. The …
Wed., Feb. 27, 2013, midnight
County jails may get a changing of guard
Spokane County commissioners may take over administrative control of the county jail and Geiger Corrections Center as part of a wide-ranging reform of criminal justice countywide. The commissioners and city …
Tue., Feb. 26, 2013, midnight
Officials identify Spokane jail inmate who died
A man who died in custody at the Spokane County Jail on Sunday was identified Monday as Christopher J. Parker, 33. The Washington State Patrol is investigating the incident under …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2013, 4:47 p.m.
Mother of man who died in jail says family wasn’t notified
The Spokane County Medical Examiner today identified the man who died during booking Sunday at the Spokane County Jail, but listed both the cause and manner of death as pending …
Mon., Feb. 25, 2013, midnight
Suspect dies during jail booking
A diabetic man arrested by Spokane police died during booking Sunday morning at the Spokane County Jail after he reportedly became uncooperative and jailers used a Taser to help subdue …
Sun., Feb. 24, 2013, 9:48 a.m.
Diabetic inmate dies after struggle in booking area
A diabetic man arrested by Spokane Police died while during booking this morning at the Spokane County Jail after he reportedly became uncooperative and jailers used a Taser and other …
Wed., Feb. 20, 2013, midnight
Killer claims insanity in gruesome prison attack
Convicted killer Michael L. West Jr., now standing trial for gouging out the eyes of a fellow inmate, sat in a chair Tuesday with his hands cuffed to his waist …
Tue., Feb. 19, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
Trial opens in gruesome eye-gouging attack
Convicted killer Michael L. West Jr., now standing trial for gouging out the eyes of a fellow inmate, sat in a chair today with his hands cuffed to his waist …
Sat., Feb. 2, 2013, 12:24 p.m.
Jeffreys mistakenly released from jail, turns himself in
Despite a judge’s ruling Friday ordering Gregory D. Jeffreys, 53, held in the Spokane County Jail without bond, he was inadvertently released from the jail Friday night, according to the …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2012, 8:39 p.m.
No injuries in jail basement fire
A basement fire brought crews to the Spokane County Jail about 5:30 this evening.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2012, midnight
Alleged shooter charged with attempted murder
A Spokane man faces a first-degree attempted murder charge for what detectives call a retaliatory shooting. Eugene “Low Key” McVay, 30, appeared in Spokane County Superior Court this week. McVay …
Fri., Sept. 21, 2012, midnight
Graham to face murder charge
Spokane police say they’ve caught a killer responsible for several violent attacks against women. Major crimes detectives requested prosecutors charge 17-year-old Avondre C. Graham with second-degree murder for the brutal …
Mon., Aug. 13, 2012, 1:05 p.m.
Woman found dead at Spokane County Jail
A 30-year-old woman was found dead in her cell at the Spokane County Jail today.
Tue., July 31, 2012, midnight
Inmate who hanged himself identified
A man accused of helping Charles Wallace, who shot two sheriff’s deputies before shooting himself to death last month, is the inmate who tried to kill himself at the Spokane …
UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2012, 1:10 p.m.
Spokane jail locked down after suicide attempt
A man who attempted suicide at the Spokane County Jail is hospitalized with no brain activity, officials say.