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Suspected marijuana thief shot to death in Grant County

A medical marijuana patient who shot a suspected burglar near Moses Lake Sunday night has been arrested for unlawfully possessing a firearm. Two suspected accomplices are at large after the shooting at 44-year-old Timothy P. Mandelas’ home at 4301 Ottmar Road NE #5 about 9 p.m. that led to the death of an alleged burglar. The man’s name is not being released pending notification of relatives. Police are working to get descriptions of the two suspected accomplices, according to a news release. Police are still investigating the shooting, which they believe occurred when the men tried to steal marijuana from Mandelas, a convicted felon with a medical marijuana card. Mandelas’ criminal history includes previous arrests for forgery and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and a 2010 arrest for fourth-degree assault/domestic violence, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.
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