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Sirens & Gavels archive for Sept. 2009

FRIDAY, SEPT. 4, 2009

Courthouse watch: 9.4.09

A man who failed to show up for a scheduled plea in an OxyContin robbery case is back in jail.Adam Dally, 25, had his first appearance today after a bail bondsman picked up him yesterday. Dally was to enter a plea and be sentenced on…

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Courthouse watch: 9.3.09 

Murder suspect Robbie W. Bishop's arraignment was delayed today so he can undergo mental evaluations at Eastern State Hospital. Spokane County Superior Court Judge Jerome Leveque granted the stay request from Prosecutor Tony Hazel and public defender Anna Nordtvedt. Bishop, 19, is charged with second-degree…

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Deputies arrest a familar name

Spokane County Sheriff's deputies arrested a familiar name Monday: Erica J. Jennings. That's the woman Spokane police detectives interviewed during their investigation of the still unsolved stabbing death of William "Billy" O. Floyd, 22, on Aug. 15. Police detective John Miller filed a search warrant…

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Hearing delayed for killer's boyfriend

Brian Moore's big day will have to wait.A hearing on a motion to dismiss murder charges against Moore, accused of helping Shellye Stark kill her husband, was delayed today because the prosecutor is having hip surgery. Judge Sam Cozza set the new hearing for Sept.…

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Judge silences defendant with duct tape

Here's an AP report on an unusual move by an Ohio judge: CANTON, Ohio — An Ohio judge unhappy with repeated interruptions from a robbery suspect ordered a deputy to put duct tape over the defendant's mouth. Canton Municipal Court Judge Stephen Belden says the…

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Courthouse watch: 9.2.09

A judge set bond at $500,000 today for a 61-year-old Coeur d'Alene man accused or raping a 13-year-old girl. Ronald G. Sever faces charges of rape, kidnapping and lewd conduct with a minor after the girl ran to a neighbor’s house crying and the neighbor…

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Big day tomorrow for killer's boyfriend

Will the charges against the boyfriend of the woman convicted of killing her husband stand? We'll find out tomorrow in Spokane County Superior Court. Lawyers in the Brian L. Moore case are set to argue a motion to dismiss first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit…

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 1, 2009

Signs announce the installation of time-delay safes at the Walgreens store  at Division Street and Empire Avenue in Spokane. (CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON / The Spokesman-Review)

$100,000 warrant for OxyContin robber

A man accused of robbing two Walgreens didn't show up to his sentencing today in Spokane County Superior Court, leading to a $100,000 warrant for his arrest.Adam J. Dally, 25, is accused of robbing the store at 2830 S. Grand Blvd on Nov. 26 and…

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Courthouse watch: 9.1.09

A career criminal whose defense attorney said he'd "about run himself out of rope" at his sentencing four years ago is back in the court system, accused of something police say he does for a living: burglary. Christopher J. Cannata, 37, was scheduled to plead…

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