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THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012

Convicted killer arrested in CdA stabbing

Police on Wednesday arrested a convicted killer accused of trying to kill another man in a stabbing Monday night north of Coeur d’Alene. James H. Kountz, 56, was arrested about 5:40 p.m. in the same wooded area near U.S. Highway 95 and Wilbur Avenue where...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012

Murder suspect's mental state questioned

A man who told detectives he murdered another methamphetamine addict in a fight over cigarettes will undergo a mental health examination. Acquaintances of suspect Shane Caleb Smith, 38, told investigators he is known as “Psycho Shane” and sometimes speaks of imaginary people and vivid hallucinations....

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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012

Murder suspect known as 'Psycho Shane'

Acquaintances of a man arrested for the shooting death of another suspected methamphetamine user told detectives he was dangerously unstable and often accused people at gunpoint of things they did not do. A witness in the investigation of Warren Scott Flinn’s homicide said suspect Shane...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012

Detective Michael Drapeau (front) and investigators with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office remove evidence from a house at 6704 E. Third Ave. Shane Caleb Smith, 38, was arrested there this afternoon in connection with the homicide of Warren Flinn in Spokane Valley. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Suspect arrested in Valley homicide

Detective Michael Drapeau and investigators with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office remove evidence from a house at 6704 E. Third Ave. in Spokane Valley Tuesday. (SRphoto/Colin Mulvany) A suspect was arrested today in Spokane Valley for the May 12 shooting death of a 44-year-old man....

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TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012

Man badly assaulted; tips sought

Deputies responding to a report of a possible trespasser found the victim of a violent assault, and they're asking for help to figure out what happened. Warren Flinn was found in the 300 block of North Lake Road on Sunday, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011

Reunion with deputy leads to arrest 

A transient was arrested early today after a Spokane County sheriff's deputy recognized him from previous arrests in Idaho. Having been arrested before is hardly probable cause to be rearrested, but, according to the sheriff's office, Timothy Karl Turnbull, 52, (pictured) had a suspended driver's...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011

Transient faces 10-12 years for slaying

A Spokane transient faces 10 to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaguther for the beating death of a man last April. Roland E. Benton II pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree manslaughter with a deadly weapon in the slaying of Douglas J. Klages,...

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MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011

THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2011

Child rapist is now a Spokane transient

A convicted child rapist considered likely to reoffend is living as a transient in Spokane County, the sheriff's office announced today. David Wayne Rice, 21, was convicted of first-degree rape, first-degree child molestation and second-degree child molestation in Grant County in 2005. His victims were...

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MONDAY, JAN. 31, 2011

2 child molesters register as transients

Two sex offenders considered likely to reoffend have registered as transients in Spokane County, the Sheriff's Office announced today. , Russell Allen Clinger, 45, (right) was released from prison in 2006 after being convicted of first-degree child molestation in 2000. His victim was a 7-year-old...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 18, 2010

2 sex offenders register as transients 

Two sex offenders considered likely to reoffend will be living as transients in Spokane County, the Sheriff's Office announced today.Jesus Lopez, 37, (right) was released from prison in 2005 after being convicted of first-degree rape in Grant County in 1994. His victim was a 27-year-old...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010

Officials: Knife-wielding man a public drunk

A transient suspected of threatening three people with a hunting knife in downtown Spokane late Thursday has been cited for consuming alcohol in public twice in the last eight days.Now Wilfred Dale Corse, 48, is in jail on new misdemeanor charges after police say he...

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