Stories tagged: Tim Rasmussen
Sat., Sept. 13, 2014
Stevens County prosecutor wants guilty verdicts reviewed
The Stevens County prosecuting attorney is taking the unusual step of asking a court to review five guilty verdicts amid concerns that defendants’ constitutional rights may have been violated. Tim …
Wed., Feb. 19, 2014, 7:57 a.m.
Colville man sentenced to 22 years in death of brother
Eric Harris, 49, was sentenced Tuesday to 22 years in prison for the shooting death of his 43-year-old brother, Larch, during an argument near Colville in June.
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013
Colville boy gets four years for intent to murder
COLVILLE – A Stevens County judge was asked Wednesday to decide whether the shackled 11-year-old boy seated before him, convicted of conspiring to murder a female classmate, posed a threat …
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013
Rehabilitative veterans court to open in Stevens County
Next month, veterans in Stevens County will have access to a rehabilitative criminal court similar to one that has operated in Spokane County since 2010. Multiple agencies within the Stevens …
Fri., Oct. 11, 2013, 5:33 p.m.
Colville boy found guilty in murder plot
COLVILLE — Calling the trial “the most serious of my career,” a Stevens County Superior Judge found the 11-year-old Fort Colville Elementary student who plotted to kill a female classmate …
Thu., Oct. 10, 2013, 4:19 p.m.
Trial begins for Colville boy accused of murder plot
An 11-year-old boy sat in a Stevens County courtroom Thursday, plying a rubber band between his hands as lawyers tangled over admitting a handgun and knife as evidence the gradeschooler …
Tue., June 11, 2013, 3:51 p.m.
Investigation finished into Colville police officer
The Stevens County Sheriff’s office has completed its sexual misconduct investigation of Colville Police Officer Rex Newport and has turned the case over to prosecutors.
Thu., May 16, 2013
Colville 10-year-old gets 3 years in death plot
A Stevens County Superior Court judge sentenced a 10-year-old Colville boy to a minimum of three years in juvenile detention for conspiring to kill a classmate. The boy cried when …
Fri., April 12, 2013, 6:24 p.m.
FBI joins investigation into Colville police officer
Federal agents have joined the investigation into a Colville police officer who has been placed on administrative leave after women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct.
Tue., April 9, 2013
Ten-year-old boy pleads guilty to murder plot
A 10-year-old Colville boy pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to kill a classmate and tampering with a witness in a plot that prosecutors believe was thwarted by school officials. The …
Mon., April 8, 2013, 2:32 p.m.
Colville boy pleads guilty to murder plot
A 10-year-old Colville boy pleaded guilty today to conspiring to kill a classmate and tampering with a witness.
Fri., March 29, 2013, 7:52 p.m.
Colville boys, 10 and 11, will stand trial in murder conspiracy
A Stevens County judge has ruled that two boys, ages 10 and 11, are competent to stand trial in juvenile court for first-degree conspiracy to murder a female classmate.
Wed., Feb. 13, 2013, 3:39 p.m.
Records detail plot by fifth-graders to kill classmates
Court documents released today give chilling details about the plans two fifth graders from Colville had in place to kill a girl classmate and possibly others if they tried to …
Fri., Feb. 8, 2013
Reserve deputy justified in fatal shooting
The Stevens County prosecutor won’t charge a reserve deputy who shot and killed a man in October at his rural home located between Valley and Springdale, Wash. John E. Peterson, …
Thu., Feb. 7, 2013, 4:40 p.m.
Reserve deputy cleared for killing Stevens County man
The Stevens County Prosecutor announced today that he will not charge a reserve deputy who shot and killed a man in October at his rural home located between Valley and …
Sun., Oct. 21, 2012
Stevens County man killed in confrontation
A Stevens County man was shot and killed during a confrontation with Stevens County sheriff’s deputies Friday night. Authorities released few details in the wake of the shooting Saturday, but …
Sat., Oct. 6, 2012
Friedlund receives maximum sentence
The Kettle Falls man convicted of stealing nearly $1 million from the 105-year-old woman in his care was sentenced Friday to the maximum 10 years that he could have received. …
Fri., Oct. 5, 2012, 3 p.m.
Friedlund gets 10 years for retirement scam
The Kettle Falls man convicted of stealing nearly $1 million from the 105-year-old woman in his care was sentenced today to the maximum 10 years that he could have received.
Wed., Aug. 1, 2012
Stevens County gun thief slapped with 125-year sentence
A Stevens County judge sentenced a convicted gun thief Tuesday to 125 years in prison – a term that’s about 100 years longer than the prison terms given to three …
Tue., July 31, 2012, 3:47 p.m.
Gun thief’s sentence 100 years longer than murderers’
A Stevens County judge today sentenced a convicted gun thief to 125 years in prison — a term that’s about 100 years longer than the sentences handed down to three …
Sat., June 16, 2012
Lengthy sentence awaits convict
A convicted felon from Stevens County faces a minimum of 123 years in prison after a jury found him guilty Friday of 21 new charges, including stealing the gun used …
Fri., June 15, 2012, 4:57 p.m.
Gun burglar faces no less than 123 years in prison
A convicted felon from Stevens County now faces a minimum of 123 years in prison after a jury found him guilty today of 21 new felonies that were tied to …
Thu., March 8, 2012
Two sentenced for Colville murder
Two men will spend at least 25 years in prison for killing a 63-year-old homeowner last July near Colville. Jesse J. Fellman-Shimmin, 27, pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder, and …
Sun., Dec. 11, 2011
Murder trial delayed months while judge, prosecutor feud
Kristen Cosby has no patience for quarrels among Stevens County judicial officers. Cosby’s mother was the victim of an Oct. 3, 2009, homicide. Her father, Craig Raymond Cosby, is the …
Sun., Dec. 11, 2011
Discord spills over: Workers quit talking to each other
Sometimes subordinates get bruised when bosses punch each other. So it was when Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen and now-retired Superior Court Judge Rebecca Baker battled over perceived conflicts of …
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., Sept. 1, 2011
Witness contact leads to arrest
The man charged with mistreating a 106-year-old Kettle Falls woman and draining her retirement account now faces a witness tampering charge. John H. “Herb” Friedlund, 78, was arrested early Wednesday …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2011
Lawyers weigh insanity defense
COLVILLE – The suspect charged with killing a Colville man last month is exploring the option of pleading not guilty by reason of insanity, a prospect that bothers the dead …
Tue., June 21, 2011
Man held after police rescue famished woman, 105
Stevens County deputies discovered a 105-year-old woman begging for food after they were asked by an animal cruelty suspect to retrieve his medicine from the squalid Kettle Falls, Wash., home …
Sun., Sept. 26, 2010
Spin Control: Cooler head prevails in voter fraud probe
Mention “voter fraud” and the politically righteous thunder how it won’t be tolerated. How nothing is more important than protecting the ballot. How only the lowest of the low – …