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Sirens & Gavels domestic violence archive

FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013

TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012

Rifle halts girlfriend's unexpected move

Two movers had a rifle pointed at them when they showed up at their customer's boyfriend home to move her stuff out without his knowledge. Homeowner Jaime R. Stout, 30, was jailed for first-degree assault after said he'd pointed a rifle at them as they...

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MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012

SWAT helps arrest biker assault suspect

The Spokane police SWAT team helped arrested a domestic violence suspect on Sunday after officers learned he might be armed and have ties to a local biker gang. Jerry W. Clark, 40, was jailed on a second-degree assault charge. Police were investigating a report that...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012

Cops: Assailant requested bigger knife

A woman accused of stabbing her longtime boyfriend said she wanted a bigger knife so she could cut him deeper, witnesses told police. Cathleen A. Parke, 50, was arrested Saturday at an apartment on North Washington Street in Medical Lake after deputies found her boyfriend,...

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MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012

Man gets 8+ years for domestic assault 

A Coeur d'Alene man who choked a woman unconscious and caused her severe head injuries is to spend at least eight years in prison. John Joseph Marr, 57, said he walked in on his victim choking herself when they contacted him at his home last...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012

Juvenile jail officer charged w/ assault

Spokane County juvenile detention corrections officer was jailed recently on suspicion of assaulting his wife. Darryl A. Robinson, 52, said Wednesday that he has a meeting scheduled with his supervisors to discuss his arrest. Robinson was released from the Spokane County Jail on $1,500 bond...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012

Robot, tear gas help end 9-hour standoff

A nine-hour SWAT team standoff in Spokane Valley early Saturday ended with the arrest of a 31-year-old domestic violence suspect. Justin D. Chance surrendered after SWAT members pumped tear gas into the 3500 block of North Ely Road, where officers were called to late Friday...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012

Army officer charged with harassment 

By MANUEL VALDES and SHANNON DININNY,Associated Press TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 20-year Army officer in Washington state threatened to blow up the state Capitol and kill his superior officer, his estranged wife and his girlfriend, authorities said Tuesday, adding scrutiny to the troubled base...

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MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012

2 arrested for meth after police chase

A Spokane man suspected of domestic violence was arrested on drug charges after a police chase late Sunday. Shane Patrick Wilson, 34, drove away from the 500 block of East Everett Avenue in a white Acura after officers were called to the area by a...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2012

After a three-hour standoff, suspected gunman Ryan Lancaster, 39, surrenders to the Spokane County SWAT team that surrounded a home he had entered near the intersection of North Pines Road and Valleyway on Wednesday afternoon. (Colin Mulvany)

$100k bond for BB gun-wielding man

Ryan Lancaster, 39, surrenders to the Spokane County SWAT team after a standoff Wednesday. (SRphoto/Colin Mulvany) A man who caused lock downs at two Spokane Valley schools Wednesday when he was reported to be running around with a gun is to remain jailed on $100,000...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2012

Man accused of kicking baby nephew 

A man was arrested for allegedly kicking his 18-month-old nephew in the face Tuesday night. Eric S. Peters, 33, drove away from his sister's home in the 7700 block of North Colton Street drunk and with his young child in the car after the altercation...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2012

Judge: Buy wife flowers, then dinner

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A spat over forgetting to wish his wife a happy birthday landed a South Florida man in jail on domestic violence charges. When Judge Jay Hurley heard the circumstances that brought 47-year-old Joseph Bray to bond court Tuesday, he issued...

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MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2012

Police: Man tried to kill ex in front of kids 

A Spokane man accused of trying to kill his wife in front of their two children was ordered today to stay in jail on $500,000 bond. Spokane County Deputy Prosecutor Gayle Ervin acknowledged the bond set for Corey A. Holten, 42, was unusually high because...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2012

Police: Abusive man threw oil on wife

A man threw a pot of hot oil on his wife as she cooked in their home Tuesday, police said today. Ronald M. Pritchet, 45, was arrested Wednesday night after Pritchet's wife called 911. She said she was making a pan of chicken and bacon...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2012

New details on chase that led to suicide 

A North Idaho man who killed himself during a police chase was allegedly trying to persuade his wife to drop charges against him. Daniel Joe Zehm, 52, contacted his wife Sondra Zehm on Saturday at their Dalton Gardens home, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2011

Police: Man tried to light wife on fire 

An unemployed Dalton Gardens man allegedly doused his wife with gasoline and tried to light her on fire during a dispute at their home last weekend. Daniel Joe Zehm, 52, of 6103 15th St., was taken into custody by Kootenai County sheriff's deputies following an...

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MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2011

Fugitive arrested after 8-hour standoff

Kootenai County sheriff's deputies and Coeur d'Alene police spent more than eight hours Sunday resolving a standoff with a man who they say was threatening to kill himself in his mother's home. Law enforcement responded about 5:30 a.m. Sunday to a call at 317 S....

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SATURDAY, OCT. 8, 2011

Man hits cop in groin with case of beer

A 32-year-old Nespelem man who threw a case of beer at a tribal police officer, striking him in the groin, was sentenced this week to about four years in prison. James Edward Kensler was given 50 months in federal prison for assaulting a federal officer....

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2011

1 arrested for stabbing near fire station

A firefighter standing outside a station at West 1st Avenue and South Walnut Street Friday witnessed a stabbing and treated the victim's head injury, authorities say. Dean Carr was on the south side of the fire station when he saw a man approach two people...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2011

Mother probed for baby's skull fracture 

Spokane police are investigating a mother for possible assault charges after her baby suffered a skull fracture when she dropped him while boarding an STA bus. A bus passenger saw the woman drop the 7-month-old boy as she tried to board in the 1300 block...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 27, 2011

UI officials met w/ Benoit before slaying

University of Idaho officials met with Kathryn “Katy” Benoit on the day she was killed and cautioned her to remain vigilant and keep in contact with the Moscow Police Department, according to the university. In a news release, UI President M. Duane Nellis also announced...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2011

Hundreds of students, staff and friends gathered in Friendship Square in downtown Moscow Idaho to honor slain U/I grad student Katy Benoit on Thursday August 25, 2011.   (Christopher Anderson)

Victim's friends ID'd professor to 911

Hundreds of students, staff and friends gathered in Friendship Square in downtown Moscow Idaho to honor slain U/I grad student Katy Benoit on Thursday. (SR photo/Christopher Anderson) By JESSIE L. BONNER,Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In the immediate aftermath of a brutal killing on...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 2011

A Moscow police officer uses a video camera in a room rented by Ernesto Bustamante at the Best Western in Moscow, Idaho, on Tuesday.

Family: Murder victim filed UI complaint

A Moscow police officer uses a video camera in a room rented by Ernesto Bustamante at the University Inn-Best Western in Moscow, Idaho, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Geoff Crimmins) BOISE — A college professor who alternately referred to himself as a “psychopathic killer”...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17, 2011

Man accused of injuring police dog

A Spokane man was arrested on suspicion of injuring a police dog after during a domestic violence arrest call last weekend. Gerry R. Elerding, 39, is accused of violently fighting with Spokane police K-9 Leo as police responded to a report of an assault and...

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TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011

Cops: Man attacks son-in-law w/ knife 

An ongoing dispute between a man and his son-in-law culminated a knife attack at a north Spokane home Friday, police say. Vernon Ray Zielinski, 57, was arrested for first-degree assault after his son-in-law, Tad Howard, and witnesses said Zielinski stabbed him in the hand as...

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