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Sirens & Gavels gangs archive

THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012

Accused killer pleads guilty in gun case

A Spokane man accused of murdering a gang rival 2 1/2 years ago has admitted to unlawfully possessing the murder weapon. Edward Lee "TD" Thomas, 26, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to felon in possession of a firearm, halting a scheduled trial. Thomas,...

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TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012

Man shot in April arrested at CdA Casino

A man shot in what police believe was a drug-related incident on Spokane's South Hill in April was arrested today at the Coeur d'Alene Casino for a brutal assault in Adams County. Arthur Frank Cardenas, 33, has been wanted since July 11 on a $500,000...

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THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012

Gun trial linked to murder, gang rivalry

Federal prosecutors want jurors in an upcoming gun trial to know about the suspect's gang membership and the gun's link to a 2010 murder in northeast Spokane. Edward Lee "TD" Thomas, 26, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm for a...

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MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012

Jury indicts woman in April shooting

A Moses Lake woman has been indicted by a grand jury for illegally possessing a firearm after her friend was shot in what Spokane police believe was a drug-related assault. Alicia Marie Favro, who turned 42 last week, faces up to 10 years in prison...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012

Spokane gang team arrests 2 fugitives

The gang team arrested two men this week in Spokane for violating their probation on violent crimes. Christopher M. Prusch, 35, (pictured left) was booked into jail Wednesday on a Department of Corrections warrant for escape from community custody, Spokane police Officer Matt Rose said...

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MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012

Okla. fugitive in Spokane prompts probe

Spokane police are investigating why an Oklahoma fugitive ended up here with a large amount of marijuana and cash. Police on Friday obtained a search warrant for Mitchell R. Green, Jr.'s cellphone in hopes it will lead to what they suspect is a marijuana trafficking...

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TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012

Suspect arraigned in girl's shooting

A man accused of a shooting in which a 6-year-old girl was injured pleaded not guilty today in Spokane County Superior Court. Abubakar Samura, 21, remains in jail on $500,000 bond and an immigration hold after his arraignment today before Superior Court Judge Annette Plese....

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FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012

Cops: Botched drug deal led to shooting

A shooting on Spokane's lower South Hill early Thursday occurred during a botched drug deal, police said today. Arthur Frank Cardenas, 33, (pictured) was shot in the stomach by an unidentified gunman near 1800 W. Sixth Ave., about 6:40 a.m., then driven from the scene...

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MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012

Investigators seized these vests from suspected members of the criminal motorcycle gang the Hermanos in Sandpoint. (Bonner County Sheriff's Office)

Charges dropped in biker gang case

SANDPOINT — A North Idaho county is dropping criminal gang-recruitment charges against five people following an Idaho Supreme Court decision making it more difficult to prove the law was broken. Bonner County Deputy Prosecutor Shane Greenbank has moved to dismiss the charges against five people...

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MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012

Woman sought in meth-fueled robbery

A new suspect has emerged in a meth-fueled robbery that led to a police SWAT team standoff at a north Spokane apartment last December. Allison Elaine Hubbard, 30, (right) is wanted on first-degree robbery and first-degree kidnapping charges for the Dec. 1 assault of a...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012

TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012

Teen arrested after assault at party 

An assault that left a man in critical condition at a large party in north Spokane County led to the arrest of an 18-year-old suspect today. Treven Lewis is accused of beating a man at a home in the 11800 block of North Bedivere Road...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012

Suspect still sought in girl's shooting

A man accused of shooting a young girl Sunday night confronted a group with a gun after hearing gang-related insults, Spokane police allege. Abubakar "Abu" Samura, 21, is wanted on two counts of first-degree assault. A $500,000 warrant was issued Tuesday. Police say several bullets...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012

Suspect named in shooting of young girl

A suspect has been identified in a shooting that injured a 6-year-old girl and a 23-year-old man in east central Spokane. Abubakar "Abu" Samura, 21, is wanted on two first-degree assault charges for the shooting at a home Sunday in the 1800 block of East...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2012

Man's rendering conviction overturned

The Washington State Supreme Court Thursday overturned the conviction of a Spokane man who was convicted of rendering criminal assistance after investigators alleged that he refused to tell them who shot him. The split decision erases the conviction, in which a judge sentenced Kenneth R....

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FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2012

Gang probe includes 2 murder suspects 

Two of 24 suspects named Thursday in a long-term gun and drug investigation by the Spokane Violent Crimes Gang Task Force already are in jail on murder charges. Edward L. "TD" Thomas, 26, (left) already faces life in prison under Washington's three-strikes law if convicted...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2011

Top row, from left to right: Jermaine S. Bedford, Kalen J. Bedford, Rashad F. Toussiant. Bottom row, from left to right: Roderick D. Shanks, Stafone N. Fuentes, Tyrone J. Carell (Spokane Police Department)

Reward targets suspects in hotel murder

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of six men charged for their alleged roles in a fatal shooting involving two aspiring rappers at a Spokane hotel. Pictured above, top to bottom, left to right, are Jermaine S. Bedford,...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2011

Robbery and assault suspect Bobby S. Decaney is arrested after a SWAT standoff in north Spokane. (Jennifer DeRuwe / Spokane Police Department)

Man w/ 'Sureno' face tattoo is 3 striker 

A reputed Sureno gang member who Spokane police say stayed hidden in a couch after tear gas was pumped into his apartment faces life in prison if convicted under the state's three-strikes law. Bobby S. "Angel" Decaney, 35, (pictured) pleaded not guilty Tuesday to first-degree...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2011

Suspects plead not guilty to '07 murder 

Three young people arrested for the 2007 shooting death of a 30-year-old Spokane man pleaded not guilty to murder charges Tuesday in Superior Court. Derrick Gregory Martin-Armstead, 20; (left) Jaleesa D. Anderson, 22; and Marc A. Anderson, 20, (right) each are charged with a single...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2011

3 suspects appear on murder charges

Three young people arrested for the 2007 shooting death of a 30-year-old Spokane man appear in Superior Court Tuesday on first-degree murder charges. Derrick Gregory Martin-Armstead, 20; (left) Jaleesa D. Anderson, 22; and Marc A. Anderson, 20, (right) remain in Spokane County Jail after appearing...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2011

Man, 20, arrested for 2007 homicide

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a 2007 homicide. Derrick Gregory Martin-Armstead remains in the Spokane County Jail on $1 million bond after appearing in court on Tuesday on a first-degree murder charge for the Nov. 12, 2007, shooting death of Daniel...

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 2011

No jail furlough for new Hells Angel dad

A federal judge today refused to allow Hells Angels sergeant-at-arms Ricky W. Jenks out of jail so he can help with his girlfriend’s pregnancy. U.S. District Court Judge Justin Quackenbush ripped Jenks during the hearing, saying Jenks hadn’t “earned” much consideration from him. “His record...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 2011

Cops tell gang not to retaliate for arson 

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Wenatchee police have contacted a gang that appeared to be the target of a fire that killed two children and warned it not to retaliate. Sgt. John Kruse says the gang was told retaliation would be very detrimental to solving the...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2011

Judge skeptical of Hells Angel plea deal

Hells Angels sergeant-at-arms Ricky W. Jenks pleaded guilty in federal court in Spokane today to a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm, but the judge handling the case said he wants more time before accepting the plea. U.S. District Court Judge...

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TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011

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