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THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012

Girl Scouts peeper now a sex offender

A man arrested after a woman saw him wearing a red g-string and no pants outside a Girl Scouts gathering will be released from jail but must register as a sex offender for 10 years. Martin J. Green, 29, pleaded guilty today to felony second-degree...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012

Teen arrested hours after leaving jail

An 18-year-old man allowed to leave the Spokane County Jail after an arrest for burglary this week made good on his promise to return to court - but not in the right way. Reshawn S. Zinnerman was arrested in connection with another burglary that occurred...

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MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2012

Police: Girl Scouts peeper wore g-string 

A man arrested for voyeurism outside a Girl Scouts gathering in Spokane was wearing a red g-string and no pants when a woman spotted him early Sunday, officials say. Martin J. Green, 29, had a "pocketful of condoms" in his untied sweat pants when police...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011

Woman fakes heart attack in court

A Spokane woman faked a heart attack during her son's first court appearance on a drug charge Monday, court officials said. An ambulance rushed to the Spokane County Courthouse but did not transport the woman, who had fallen to the floor after Judge Michael Price...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011

'86 murder suspect's bond set at $1 mil

A suspect in the 1986 murder of a Spokane woman remains in jail on $1 million bond after making his first appearance before a Spokane County judge Thursday. Police obtained new DNA samples from Gary Lyle Trimble, 62, that will be analyzed to see if...

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MONDAY, DEC. 20, 2010

Cops: Girlfriend's hoodie reveals robber

A 28-year-old man accused of robbing a downtown Spokane convenience store remains in jail on $75,000 bond after appearing in Superior Court today.Zachariah T. Puckett was armed with a 12-inch kitchen knife when threatened a clerk at Divine food mart and gas station, 1428 W....

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FRIDAY, NOV. 19, 2010

Killer's beau jailed on $2 million bail

A 2007 murder case in which a jury rejected the killer’s claims of forced prostitution and other abuse continued in Superior Court today as the convict’s boyfriend appeared on murder charges.Brian L. Moore, 44, remains in Spokane County Jail on $2 million bail after appearing...

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MONDAY, NOV. 8, 2010

Suspect in deadly explosion due in court

A young man accused of bringing explosives to a party that killed a 28-year-old man is due in Spokane County Superior Court this afternoon. Christapher A. Harris, 19, is facing a felony charge of possession or manufacture of an incendiary device. Detectives are searching his...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 6, 2010

Last Hoopfest suspect now in Spokane 

The last of four men charged with attempted murder for a shooting at Hoopfest has been transported to the Spokane County Jail. Marquis D. Johnson, 21, (right) appeared in Superior Court today on two counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, 10 counts of attempted...

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FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2010

Police: Robber held toddler at knifepoint

A home-invasion robber held a toddler at knife-point to coerce a woman who later used a MySpace photo to identify him, according to police. The suspect, Pierre J. Davis, 21, appeared in Spokane County Superior Court on Tuesday, more than four months after police say...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010

Teen killer accused of assault at Spokane jail

A teenager sentenced last week to 10 years in prison for the strangulation murder of a Spokane woman is accused of assaulting another jail inmate Tuesday night. Deputies say Matthew T. Shope, 19, attacked Joshua J. Mulvey, 26, in the Spokane County Jail just before...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010

'She wasn't fleeing. She was just moving.'

A woman found in Portland with two children who'd been ordered to return to state custody is back in Spokane.Patricia J. Lyons, 25, is in jail on $15,000 bond after she pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Spokane County Superior Court.on one count of second-degree assault.Spokane...

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Fugitive mother returns to Spokane

A woman found in Portland with two children who'd been ordered to return to state custody is back in Spokane. Patricia J. Lyons, 25, is due in Spokane County Superior Court on one count of second-degree assault after police say she stabbed her ex-boyfriend April...

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MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2010

Suspect arrested in burglary-turned-stabbing

A burglary suspect accused of stabbing a homeowner was arrested this weekend after nearly three months as a fugitive. Ronald D. Piercy II, 46, is in Spokane County Jail on $75,000 bail after appearing in court today on charges of first-degree burglary and second-degree assault....

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2010

MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010

Report: Trucker helped rescue rape victim

A Cheney man is accused of kidnapping a woman and raping her before she escaped to safety with the help of a passing trucker.Charles V. Huckabee, 47, has been in Spokane County Jail on $100,000 bail since his arrest March 16. The woman told police...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010

Geiger inmate accused of hiding weapon

A metal bar sharpened into a dagger was found in an inmate's cell at Geiger Corrections Center this week.Alan M. Lloyd, 32, is accused of making the weapon out of a metal bar inside his brace, according to court documents. Guards found the item during...

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MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010

Documents: Couple's ex-lover detailed fraud

A main witness against a Spokane Valley man accused of running a check fraud ring agreed to cooperate with police after ending a sexual relationship with the suspect and his wife, according to court documents. The woman told police she used methamphetamine with Ronald R....

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Man accused of threatening Spokane judge 19 

A Missoula man is accused of threatening to kill a Spokane judge with the state Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals.Brian G. Corntassel, 49, appeared in Superior Court Monday on one felony charge of intimidating a judge for threats allegedly made to Judge John D. Fairley....

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FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010

Accused fraud leader: charge 'prepostrous'

A convicted methamphetamine maker accused of masterminding a multi-state check fraud ring that bilked Spokane businesses out of thousands of dollars denies the allegations“I understand what they’re accusing me of,” said Ronald R. Foreman in Spokane County Superior Court Friday. “I just think it’s preposterous.”The...

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Suspected police eluder arrested at home 

A Colbert-area man was arrested Thursday evening at home after Spokane County sheriff’s deputies traced the registration of a car whose driver had been chased by deputies earlier in the evening. Bryce Kottke, 20, was booked into Spokane County Jail for reckless driving and attempting...

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Meth maker accused of check fraud ring

A multi-state check fraud ring police say was masterminded by a convicted methamphetamine maker led to the SWAT-team arrest of the suspect Thursday night. Ronald R. Foreman, 43, is to appear in Superior Court today on one charge of leading organized crime via video feed...

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MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2010

Adult suspect in Cheney shooting ID'd

A shooting in downtown Cheney early Sunday led to the arrest of four suspects, only one of whom is over the age of 18.Abran L. Gibson, 19, was arrested with two 17-year-old boys and a 16-year-old boy after an Eastern Washington University student, Sharanbir S....

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2010

$750,000 bond for Claude Irwin

A disbarred lawyer on the run for more than a decade returned to Spokane this week to face an accusation that he stole money from a dead client’s estate. Claude K. Irwin, Jr., appeared in Superior Court on Wednesday through a video feed from the...

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