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Sirens & Gavels taser archive

TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011

Stabbed man sought after jail no show

UPDATE: Casarez was arrested in Coeur d'Alene on May 20. A burglary suspect who was injured in a wild fight involving a knife and a Taser is wanted by authorities. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that help arrest Jose R. Casarez, 31,...

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THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011

Judge: Suspect 'lucky he wasn't shot'

A 20-year-old man who sped through downtown Spokane to escape arrest also avoided being shocked with a Taser in a wild chase that nearly led to police gunfire late Tuesday, according to the Washington State Patrol. Andre R. Hallman was "told he would be shot"...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010

WSP: Chism threatened to kill troopers

A Spokane firefighter exonerated in a child pornography investigation two years ago threatened to beat a state trooper “to death” in a confrontation that led to felony charges Friday in Stevens County Superior Court, prosecutors allege. New court documents show two Washington State Patrol troopers...

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Firefighter on leave after brawl with WSP

A Spokane firefighter exonerated on child pornography charges two years ago is on paid leave again after an apparently violent confrontation with state troopers during a drunken driving arrest. Lt. Todd Chism was jolted with a stun gun several times after troopers found him trying...

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