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Sirens & Gavels archive for Nov. 12, 2009

THURSDAY, NOV. 12, 2009

Man arrested after skipping jury verdict

A man convicted last week of stealing from an elderly woman was arrested after failing to show up for the jury's verdict. A jury convicted Thomas A. Sankey, 57, of first-degree theft last week for stealing about $1,600 from an 87-year-old woman. He and his…

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Murder plot suspected at county jail

Detectives started monitoring the inmate’s phone calls months ago. Jailed on assault and robbery charges, Michael L. Olson (left) had fled police after a fiery car crash that killed his girlfriend June 19. He was arrested that night, accused of stealing a car and assaulting…

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Boyfriend of injured woman questioned

Detectives investigating the case of a woman found seriously injured on a Whitman County road have secured evidence and questioned several people, including the victim’s boyfriend. Kristen E. Grindley, 23, remains in critical condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center. She’s been unconscious since she was…

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