Stories tagged: Spokane County prosecutor's office
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 11:29 p.m.
Prosecutor says deputies acted legally in fatal Colbert shootout
The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office said Monday that sheriff’s deputies acted legally in the shooting death of Dean Bellamy, who reportedly opened fire on them after a four-hour standoff at …
UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
Spokane police officer who shot machete-wielding man outside downtown bar cleared of wrongdoing
Charlston Harper says he doesn’t remember much from the night, almost a year ago, when a Spokane police officer shot him with a rifle outside a downtown bar.
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Inslee picks Spokane County prosecutor to fill Superior Court judge vacancy
Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Spokane County prosecutor Tony Hazel to the Spokane County Superior Court Tuesday, filling the seat left vacant by the late Sam Cozza.
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Courtroom flub frees man accused of indecent exposure in Spokane County
A man on trial for exposing his genitals to children and adult women several times will be set free from jail after prosecutors failed to prove a simple point: that …
Tue., July 5, 2016, 3:15 p.m.
Prosecutor rules police officer justified in shooting at West Wynn Motel
A Spokane police officer was justified in shooting a man who was pointing a realistic-looking BB gun at him, the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office said Tuesday.
Tue., March 29, 2016, 4:24 p.m.
Trial of Spokane attorney accused of rape moved to August due to illness
Robert E. Caruso, 78, had been scheduled to stand trial on a rape charge earlier this month. The pain medication he takes following surgeries to treat cancer would have made …
Fri., Sept. 25, 2015
Friends, families gather to honor homicide victims on national day
The friends and families of homicide victims gathered for a vigil Thursday evening, passing a box of tissues around the room as they spoke one by one, choking back tears. …
Wed., Aug. 12, 2015
Spokane minister not guilty of hate crime
A local minister was acquitted of a hate crime charge last week by convincing a jury he was acting in defense of his home when he allegedly used a gay …
Tue., May 12, 2015
Spokane police officers won’t face charges in 2014 shooting
After an investigation lasting more than 15 months, the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office announced Monday it would not seek charges against two police officers who shot a knife-wielding Aaron D. …
Sat., Feb. 28, 2015
Police shooting of suspect justified, investigation finds
The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office announced late Friday afternoon that four Spokane Police officers were justified in shooting robbery suspect Stephen C. Corkery outside a north Spokane home last March. …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 27, 2015, 9:19 p.m.
Police shooting of robbery suspect justified, prosecutor says
The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office announced late Friday afternoon that four Spokane Police officers were justified in shooting robbery suspect Stephen C. Corkery outside a home at 1527 W. Grace …
Wed., Nov. 26, 2014
Ex-prosecutor won’t do jail time
A former prosecutor who helped a criminal evade police will not have to go to jail after pleading guilty, paying a fine and doing community service work. Marriya Wright worked …
Mon., Oct. 6, 2014, 11:10 a.m.
Prosecutor: No charges for officers in shooting captured on camera
No criminal charges will be filed against the three Spokane police officers who shot and killed a homicide suspect who returned to his home armed with a replica firearm in …
Wed., Sept. 10, 2014, 4:31 p.m.
Embattled Spokane deputy prosecutor resigns
Marriya Wright resigned Wednesday in the wake of allegations she aided a wanted felon elude capture.
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
Shawn Vestal: In the sordid wake of the bikini-clad prosecutor
So, just to be clear: The prosecutor who was buddying up to a criminal – a criminal with the word “Criminal” tattooed on his forehead – turns out to be …
Tue., Aug. 26, 2014
Spokane County prosecutor linked to felon by texts, video, bikini photo
More than a thousand texts, surveillance video and a bikini photograph have linked a convicted felon to a suspended Spokane County deputy prosecutor, who now faces potential charges of rendering …
Mon., Aug. 25, 2014, 9:33 a.m.
County prosecutor allegedly aided wanted felon
A Spokane County deputy prosecutor who has been on leave since April is suspected of aiding a wanted felon in eluding capture earlier this year, according to court documents recently …
Tue., July 22, 2014
Judge authorizes $221,574 payment to Gerlach attorneys, witnesses
Taxpayers will have to dole out more than $220,000 to defense attorneys and expert witnesses who helped Gail Gerlach beat a manslaughter charge in an April trial. A jury acquitted …
Fri., June 13, 2014
STA stabbing suspect released on earlier charges
The homicide suspect in a fatal downtown stabbing on Saturday left jail last month after Spokane police did not file paperwork needed to hold him on a separate incident. Donald …
Thu., May 22, 2014
Breean Beggs, Larry Haskell tout skills at prosecutor debate
The two men vying to replace longtime Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney Steve Tucker touted competing advantages at a debate downtown Wednesday night. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Larry Haskell, running for the …
Thu., April 24, 2014
Video of fatal shooting outside Salvation Army released
Surveillance cameras outside a Salvation Army housing facility captured Danny Jones in his red pickup truck as it lurched toward the building’s front door moments before smoke filled the air …
Fri., April 19, 2013
Gerlach shooting probe nearly complete
Nearly four weeks after northeast Spokane resident Gail Gerlach shot and killed a man who was stealing his Chevrolet Suburban, the investigation into a possible murder charge is not yet …
Wed., March 13, 2013
Stoddard’s past filled with serious accusations
Tuesday’s first-degree murder and kidnapping charges against felon Gary L. Stoddard are the latest in a series of serious accusations against a man who has for the most part avoided …
Tue., Jan. 15, 2013, 3:56 p.m.
Alleged naked burglar freed from jail
The alleged naked burglar, a registered sex offender suspected of breaking into a stranger’s Spokane apartment and disrobing last week, has been released from jail without any charges being filed …
Fri., Sept. 21, 2012
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 …
Fri., Oct. 14, 2011
Washington bar clears prosecutor
The Washington State Bar Association has dismissed a complaint that Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen improperly solicited contributions for a Guatemalan orphanage. A three-member review committee found unanimously that there …
Thu., June 23, 2011
Deputy cleared in Creach shooting
The Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who shot a 74-year-old Spokane Valley pastor last year will face no disciplinary action over the fatal encounter. Deputy Brian Hirzel followed all departmental policies …
Fri., May 27, 2011
Mother cleared in crash fatal to baby
A vehicular homicide charge was dismissed Thursday against a Post Falls mother whose daughter was fatally injured five years ago while riding in an improperly installed car seat. Spokane County …
Thu., May 26, 2011, 5:57 p.m.
Judge dismisses homicide charge in car seat case
A vehicular homicide charge was dismissed Thursday against a Post Falls mother whose daughter was fatally injured while riding in an improperly installed car seat five years ago. Spokane County …
Wed., April 20, 2011
Prosecutor says police shooting justified
Two Spokane police officers were justified when they shot a man who was pointing a gun at another man outside a Hillyard bar in December, the Spokane County prosecutor’s office …