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Sirens & Gavels archive for May 19, 2011

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011

Drug suspects lose meth, children in raid

A Spokane man awaiting trial on methamphetamine charges was arrested today during a SWAT team raid at his home. Gerald A. Ogelsbee faces new meth charges in an investigation that led to four children being taken by Child Protective Services today, according to the Spokane…

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This combination of photos provided by the City of Lakewood, Wash., shows, from left to right, Lakewood police officers Greg Richards, 42,  Tina Griswold, 40, Ronald Owens, 37, and Sgt. Mark Renninger, 39. The four were killed when a gunman opened fire on them at a Parkland, Wash. coffee store on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009. (City Of Lakewood)

Cop killer's driver convicted of murder

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The getaway driver in the coffee shop killings of four Washington police officers was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday, but he escaped an automatic life sentence because jurors determined he was not a major participant in the bloodshed. Dorcus Allen, 40,…

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Cops: Road rage with gun yields heroin 

A convicted felon is accused of brandishing a gun during a road rage incident on U.S. Highway 395 that led to the discovery of heroin. Brian L. Sellers, 34, is in jail on felony assault, gun and drug charges after the alleged victims called police…

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Suspect spoke of murder in jail calls

After Spokane County sheriff’s detectives took a man into custody on suspicion of murder last month, a man who witnessed the arrest expressed his surprise to a childhood friend. “Justice told her that he couldn’t believe that Taylor was being arrested for something he had…

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Man shot by police won't be retried

Prosecutors have dismissed assault charges against a man shot by Spokane Valley police in 2009. A jury was split 6-6 after Michael E. Young's trial last March in Spokane County Superior Court. Prosecutors decided not to pursue another trial, and Deputy Prosecutor Patrick Johnson dismissed…

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Plea expected in bank robbery spree

A Spokane man suspected of a series of armed bank robberies is expected to plead guilty today. Lucas G. Woodard, 34, faces up to 25 years in prison. The Federal Bureau of Investigation believes he may be the bicycle-riding bank robber responsible for a spree…

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