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Sirens & Gavels archive for Oct. 1, 2010

FRIDAY, OCT. 1, 2010

Deal gives Hoopfest suspect light sentence 17 

One of four men arrested after shots were fired at Hoopfest was given an exceptionally low sentence of six months in jail this week. Marquis D. Johnson, 22, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in a plea deal that came nearly a month after prosecutors decided…

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WSP sergeant says shooting was accidental

A Washington State Patrol sergeant who shot an unarmed pregnant woman during a drug raid last week has told investigators it was “an accidental discharge,” sheriff’s officials announced Thursday. Sgt. Lee Slemp (left, in 2006) said he accidentally fired his weapon as the woman, whose…

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Ex-insurance agent gets 20 days for fraud

A former Mutual of Omaha insurance agent from Rathdrum is to spend 20 days in jail for submitting a life insurance policy application in a client’s name without her knowledge. Wesley Bruce Thompson, 58, submitted the life insurance policy application by scanning the client’s signature…

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Egg tossed in court gets Ill. man jail time

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — Tossing an egg in a suburban Chicago courtroom has gotten one man a 90-day jail sentence. DuPage County Circuit Court Judge Blanche Fawell handed down the sentence Monday against 40-year-old Agim Demiri, who pleaded guilty in August to damaging state property.…

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