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Suspect in shooting that critically injured man in Spokane Valley captured after chase

A 34-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after a shooting in Spokane Valley Sunday night. Brian L. Riley was arrested Sunday night after a shooting on the 11700 …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Siblings arrested in downtown Spokane bar district shooting charged with attempted murder

The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office lodged more serious criminal charges against the brother and sister accused of shooting two people in Spokane’s downtown bar district Saturday night after a fight …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019

Teens attack juvenile with sword or machete, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says

A 14-year-old and 17-year-old from Spokane County are suspected in an assault with a large blade of another juvenile that left one of the suspects with severe stab wounds, according …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Man charged with attempted murder in East Central shooting

Dustin Leonard allegedly assaulted and shot Hunter Dozier at Leonard’s home in the early morning hours of Sept. 25.


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Man charged with attempted murder, first-degree arson for allegedly setting girlfriend’s house on fire

A man suspected of setting multiple fires at his girlfriend’s home while she was still inside has been charged with attempted murder and first-degree arson.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019

Investigators use social media posts and multiple witnesses to track Cheney shooting suspects

Multiple confidential witnesses – and posts on social media app Snapchat – helped Spokane County sheriff’s detectives track down three people believed to be involved in the October shooting of …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

Suspects arrested in hammer attack in northern Spokane County

Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men suspected of ambushing another man at his home and beating him with a hammer in northern Spokane County.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

Suspect jailed in connection with October shooting that injured 3 at Zip’s in Cheney

Federal agents have arrested a Western Washington man in connection with an Oct. 27 shooting that injured three people outside the Zip’s Drive-in in Cheney.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018

Man accused of randomly stabbing 8-year-old boy in Spokane Valley says he “felt possessed”

A 30-year-old man accused of stabbing a boy several times inside a Spokane Valley gas station reportedly told detectives he took 16 cough-medicine pills and then “felt possessed.”


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018

Spokane man convicted of attempted-murder after five years and two trials

Stafone Fuentes, 33, was convicted Tuesday of first-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault.


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018

Defense blasts state’s evidence in opening remarks of attempted murder trial

Defense attorney Richard Wall wasted little time Tuesday morning lambasting the state’s evidence as a “complete fabrication,” as he delivered opening arguments in the attempted murder trial of a career …


Everett man accused of trying to kill woman with opioid spray

An Everett man is accused of holding down his ex-girlfriend at a Mukilteo hotel, shoving Xanax down her throat and forcing a fentanyl spray up her nose in what police …


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018

Spokane Valley man accused of cutting out wife’s ‘tongue from Satan’ ruled competent to stand trial

Doctors say a Ukrainian refugee who blamed demons and voices in his head for telling him to kill his wife is competent to stand trial.


Idaho man charged with attempted murder of son

An Idaho man was arrested after authorities say he attempted to ambush and kill his son.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017

Man fires at Spokane County deputies during traffic stop in Mead

A convicted felon has been arrested for attempted murder after allegedly firing a gun at a pursuing deputy early Wednesday.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

Local actor accused of beating woman with baseball bat at north Spokane business

A Spokane man arrested for beating his girlfriend with a baseball bat Wednesday is an actor who recently appeared in an episode of “Twin Peaks” and was a regular background …


UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017

100 years ago in Spokane: Steptoe auto dealer arrives in Spokane with murder on his mind

Koman Belko, a Steptoe automobile dealer, and his business partner, D.W. Smith, were having a business dispute.


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017

Second suspect in beating of EWU student enters plea deal, avoids trial for attempted murder

After cutting a deal with prosecutors, a 21-year-old man likely will spend less than two years in prison for the brutal beating of an Eastern Washington University student.


UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017

Teen who tried to shoot sheriff’s deputy sentenced to 13 years in prison

A teenager who reportedly told deputies that the only reason he didn’t shoot one of them is because he forgot to take the safety off his gun has been sentenced …


Attempted murder charges can be filed up to 10 years later

Statute of limitations on attempted murder lengthened to 10 years.


UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017

Spokane jury convicts man in baseball bat beating of EWU student

A Spokane jury convicted a man of attempted murder in the baseball bat beating last year of an Eastern Washington University student and track team member.


UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017

Case against man accused in baseball bat beating of EWU track student goes to jury

John T. Mellgren did not testify in his trial for the baseball bat beating that nearly killed an EWU student last year.


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017

EWU beating victim testifies against man accused of striking him with baseball bat

For the first time since being beaten by three men in the parking lot of his Cheney apartment complex in October, Robert “Drew” Schreiber faced one of his accused attackers. …


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017

Attempted murder suspect claims baseball-bat beating of EWU student was ‘horrible college fight gone wrong’

The baseball-bat beating that left an Eastern Washington University track team member with brain damage happened because of a “horrible college fight gone wrong,” a defense attorney told Spokane jurors …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017

Woman accused of hiring hit man to kill husband charged with welfare fraud, arson

Martie Soderberg is facing nearly a dozen new criminal charges because of information that turned up while detectives were investigating her for attempting to have her husband murdered.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017

Monday’s shooting that critically injured a teen in east Spokane may have been a random attack

Video surveillance footage, including some from the Hells Angels Club House on East Sprague, helped police identify the man who shot a teenage boy outside the Bel-Air Motel just after …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017

Dakota Runge, the teen shot Monday in east Spokane, battles for life

Dakota Runge turned 17 years old in his hospital bed Wednesday, hooked up to machines as doctors treat him for a gunshot wound to the back of the head.


Salem man accused of attempted murder for driving into crowd

A Salem man has been charged with attempted murder for driving into a crowd of people early on New Year’s Day.


Beating victim may have jumped from window, chased after suspects’ car

The Eastern Washington University student who was brutally beaten at an apartment complex Oct. 8 may have jumped from a second-story window to chase after the suspects’ car before the …


Second arrest made in brutal beating of EWU student

At a Saturday track meet in Lewiston, Idaho, the runners from Eastern Washington University wore the letter “D” on their jerseys to honor one their brightest stars.