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Sirens & Gavels archive for Jan. 18, 2012

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2012

Ruling clears way for 2nd road rage trial

A judge this morning refused to dismiss murder charges against a North Idaho man because of a last-minute evidence issue in his 2006 road-rage case, clearing the way for a second trial. Jonathan Wade Ellington (pictured) was imprisoned for four years on a murder conviction…

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Thief drops metal for witness' cellphone

A would-be scrap metal thief ditched the material in favor of a witness' cellphone recently in Spokane Valley, police say. Shane Wendon Israel, 33, was arrested Friday after a sheriff's deputy who investigated the robbery stopped his red Dodge truck. Suspect Scott Hayden Elliott, 39,…

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Stolen car yields 'plethora' of lifted goods

A Spokane police officer investigating a stolen vehicle early Sunday found what he called a "plethora" of property believed to have been stolen in burglaries and car prowlings. Officer Sean Wheeler located the stolen Kia Rio at 118 E. Sanson about 1:45 a.m. and arrested…

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