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Former Spokane pediatrician facing felony stalking, marijuana charges in Idaho

A popular Spokane pediatrician who sold his medical practice last year is facing charges of felony stalking and possession of marijuana in Idaho.

Joseph Kincaid, 55, will appear in court April 17 in Bonner County on charges stemming from July, when a Ponderay woman called police and reported Kincaid had been calling and texting her at early morning hours and leaving her unwanted gifts.

According to court documents, an officer visited the woman’s home on July 15 to collect her statement, at which time she told police she had known Kincaid and his wife “for a time” and that Kincaid told her he was divorcing his wife. Kincaid also “made a pass” at her, which she said she turned down. After that, she told Kincaid not to talk to her.

The officer reported he left after the woman said she just wanted to document Kincaid’s alleged actions at that time, and didn’t want police to contact Kincaid.

But the next day, a Ponderay police officer pulled over Kincaid in his RV at 2:21 a.m. for driving without his taillights on.

Kincaid reportedly got out of the RV and approached the officer. He smelled of marijuana, according to court documents, and Kincaid told the officer he had just smoked marijuana in his RV, but he said it was medical marijuana.

The officer told Kincaid that he knew about his interactions with the Ponderay woman, to which Kincaid responded, “Oh,” with a sigh. Kincaid offered the officer more details about him and the woman.

Kincaid reportedly told the officer he received a nasty text from the woman and “thought it was from her boyfriend or a joke that stated: ‘Don’t text me.’ ”

He reportedly asked the officer, “Am I a stalker? I’m a man in love.”

He said he was going to propose to the woman, but he also said it was going to be a “joke proposal.”

“I’m not myself,” Kincaid said. “I don’t know where I am at.”

The officer asked if he had any weapons and Kincaid said he had “a bag of them.” The officer then placed Kincaid under arrest and placed him in the back of the patrol car.

Kincaid said he’d left alcohol at the Ponderay woman’s home the previous day and that she would know it was from him. He said he’d gone by her house a second time that day and honked his horn. He also told police he’d introduced himself to the woman’s neighbor since “she would be seeing me around,” he said.

Kincaid said he had also gone to the Ponderay woman’s house and put a sign on her door, signing it “Doug the boyfriend,” but he didn’t explain why.

Another officer arrived and searched the RV, finding five guns, some of which were loaded. They also found two large cans of bear spray.

Police later learned from the Ponderay woman, who showed officers her phone with texts from Kincaid, that he was texting her: “need you Monday before I leave,” “Wake up sleepyhead. I need you STAT” and “Taking a break for a while at Moses Lake.”

According to court documents, the woman had responded “you have crossed lines. Stop contacting me.”

A Bonner County judge ordered a psychiatric examination for Kincaid, which he underwent in July 2018, but the records were sealed.

Kincaid formerly owned Grand Pediatrics in Spokane for 29 years. In October, Providence Medical Group announced it purchased Grand Pediatrics because Kincaid decided to retire to take care of his health and family, according to a news release.

Kincaid is represented by Spokane attorney Ronald Van Wert.

His medical license is still active, according to the Washington State Department of Health, but no records show he is working as a physician.

Kincaid did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Spokesman-Review.

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