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Sirens & Gavels archive for Feb. 15, 2011

TUESDAY, FEB. 15, 2011

Medical marijuana advocate pleads guilty

A medical marijuana advocate arrested on felony drug dealing charges has pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor. Darren J. McCrea, 43, was given a suspended jail sentence and credited for two days already served. He was a given a suspended $5,000 fine, will be on…

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Man owes $15k for Craigslist rental scam

A Spokane man who swindled several potential renters out of about $15,000 has been sentenced to a year pin prison. Jeffery S. Crutchfield, 40, pleaded guilty to first-degree theft and was ordered to spend a year and a day behind bars and pay $15,070 in…

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Child rapist now living in Colbert 

A child rapist recently released from prison has registered at an address in Colbert. Devin K. Porter, 27, will be living in the 17900 block of North West Trial, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office announced today. Porter served 12 months in custody for third-degree rape…

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Derek L. Wilson, 20, is arrested Tuesday  near the intersection of Division  and Third  after a shooting incident  at a nearby skate park. 
 (The Spokesman-Review)

Drive-by shooting targets club bouncer

A Spokane man upset that a club bouncer approached his girlfriend sprayed the man's home with bullets in a recent drive-by shooting, police say. Derek L. Wilson, 24, (pictured above, in 2007) appeared in Superior Court Monday via video from the jail, where he is…

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Drunk man can't recall shooting sis' car

A 19-year-old Nespelem man was so drunk he didn't realize he'd targeted his sister when he fired shots at people and cars on the Colville Indian Reservation in September 2009, according to court documents. Robert L. Picard III is to serve 84 months in federal…

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Complex case came down to 15 cows

For some of the best legal minds in Washington state, a complicated Spokane divorce that spanned two continents and a bloody civil war came down to this: 15 cows. The missing herd was part of several legal arguments before the Division III Court of Appeals…

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