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Sirens & Gavels archive for Dec. 1, 2010


Video shows Zip Trip bear spray assault

Spokane police are looking for a man who assaulted a Zip Trip store clerk with bear spray early Sunday morning. Surveillance video shows a masked man in a hooded, brown and tannish plaid jacket spray the cashier in the face at 2:47 a.m. Police say…

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Tips sought on accused armed robber

UPDATE 12/2: Morris was arrested based on an anonymous tip.A man accused of robbing a Spokane pharmacy of OxyContin last May is wanted by police after failing to show up for a court date. No charges were filed against the unsuspecting driver of Robert K.…

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Child porn possession gets 70 months

A 32-year-old man was sentenced to five years in federal prison this week for receiving child pornography over the Internet.Brian Scott Fellman, formerly of College Place, Wash., will be on probation for five years when he gets out and must register as a sex offender…

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In a frame grab from video obtained by The Associated Press, an inmate attacks fellow inmate Hanni Elabed at the privately-run Idaho Correctional Center just south of Boise, Idaho. Elabed suffered brain damage and persistent short-term memory loss after he was beaten by inmate James Haver while multiple guards watched at the Idaho prison operated by Corrections Corporation of America.  ((AP Photo))

FBI probing assault at Idaho prison

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The surveillance video from the overhead cameras shows Hanni Elabed being beaten by a fellow inmate in an Idaho prison, managing to bang on a prison guard station window, pleading for help. Behind the glass, correctional officers look on, but no…

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No charge means DUI suspect can drive

A Spokane man with a history of DUI crashes was allowed to walk out of court Tuesday with his driving privileges intact after a prosecutor failed to file paperwork on time in his latest arrest. James L. Crabtree, who worked as a Spokane County sheriff’s…

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