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MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010

FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010

Killer's lover admits to weapons charges

The boyfriend of a Spokane prostitute who murdered her husband has pleaded guilty to two federal weapons charges in California. Brian L. Moore, 43, is expected to be sentenced to about two years in prison - but he'll be credited for time already served. He's...

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Search continues for McDonald's carjackers

Spokane police still are looking for two men who carjacked a Mitsubishi Lancer at gunpoint during a fight over loud music in a McDonald's drive-through early Monday. The men, described as large, white and bald, were waiting at the McDonald’s at 909 W. Indiana Ave....

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Repeat offender busted at pawn shop 

A burglary suspect arrested after reaching 100 mph during a freeway chase two weeks ago but later released from jail is back behind bars after police say he tried pawning stolen guns. Allen S. Easley (right), 23 and considered one of Spokane top 10 repeat...

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TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2010

Felon's hit-and-run reveals firearm stash

A felon with a history of fleeing police is accused of ramming a library-bound couple's car in Spokane Valley before briefly escaping inside an apartment. Spokane Valley police reportedly found seven firearms in John K. Gooch's truck after his arrest Friday. Gooch, 33, appeared in...

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MONDAY, MAY 17, 2010

Gang task force arrests well-known felon

A 29-year-old man with an extensive criminal history but only brief stays in prison is back in jail after an arrest Friday by the local gang task force. Joseph A. Bercier, a self-proclaimed member of the Sureno gang, was wanted on a fourth-degree assault charge...

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MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010

Another arrested in gang-related homicide

Another man has been arrested in connection with an unsolved gang-related shooting in January. Justin A. Battle, 29, is accused of possessing the stolen Ruger mini rifle police think was used to kill 38-year-old John S. Williams in an alley behind 5405 N. Crestline on...

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2 men sought in gunpoint home invasion

Two men held another man at gunpoint in his Spokane apartment last night while demanding drugs, according to the Spokane Police Department. Now the SWAT team is looking for the suspects, Taveus M. Brown (left), 30; and Wesley I. Veazie (right), 22. The SWAT team...

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Loaded gun seized by courthouse security

A Spokane woman was arrested today after she tried to bring a loaded gun to a court hearing on a domestic violence charge.Stacey L. Atkins, 22, was cited for two misdemeanor and released after security at the Spokane County Courthouse founded the Bersa .380-caliber semi-automatic...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2010

Inmate Casey Beckham (left) plays chess through a locked cell door with Jay Merrill. Crowding has forced a cutback in free time for some areas allowing only 3 hours a day out of the cell. Dan Pelle Photo (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Felon gets 15 years in federal prison

A Spokane felon long considered a threat to the community but never locked up for more than a few years is facing 15 years in federal prison because of stiff drug and firearm sentencing laws. Casey D. Beckham, 34, (right, and above, playing chess at...

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