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Sirens & Gavels

Courthouse watch: 6.17.09

Suspects on today's court docket include a gang member nicknamed Tiny Loc who was once wanted by Crime Stoppers for assaulting his girlfriend's children and making a threatening call to a Spokane elementary school.

Reporter Thomas Clouse covered Larry Glenn Gatewood's arraignment today on five counts of stalking and three counts of threatening to kill his estranged wife.

Superior Court Judge Annette Plese ordered Gatewood held on a $200,000 bond and set his trial for Aug. 10.

Writes Clouse, "According to court records, Gatewood for months made harassing phone calls for to his estranged wife – who does not have the same last name – at home and at work.

In several instances, Spokane Police officers were present when Gatewood made dozens of calls, including some where he threatened his wife’s life.

Last fall, Spokane Police employed the help of the Long Beach, Calif., Police Department to help locate Gatewood. Officers there got in a foot pursuit with a man matching Gatewood’s description, but they were unable to apprehend him.

Last October, police said Gatewood made threats that prompted officials them to briefly shut down Logan Elementary School. "

But what makes Gatewood particularly interesting is this story from 2005.

If you're reluctant to click the link, check out the first paragraph:

"Assault victim Natasha Gardner told police she knew Cinnamon Johnson had been married to Jello Johnson. But she didn't know Cinnamon Johnson was now married to her friend Larry "Tiny" Gatewood when Cinnamon came calling last December."

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