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Tacoma Man Is Convicted Of Third Strike Bank Robber Faces Life Term; May Be The 67th Such Sentence

A Thurston County jury has convicted a Tacoma man of armed bank robbery, in effect sending him to prison for life under the “three strikes, you’re out” law. Gerald White, …

Career Criminal Gets Life For Robbing Girl Scout

A career criminal was sentenced to life in prison for robbing an 8-year-old Girl Scout selling cookies with her mother outside a supermarket. “No case is a better example of …

Furlough Policy To Be Changed After Furloughed Prisoner Charged With Rape, Prosecutors No Longer Will Allow Felons’ Release

Stung when a prisoner on furlough was linked to the rape of a 14-year-old girl, Spokane County prosecutors no longer will consent to jail releases involving convicted felons. From now …

Accused Rapist Was On Furlough Deputy Prosecutor, Judge Approved Release Of ‘Career Criminal’


Spokane Man Back In Jail After Standoff Held Girlfriend At Gunpoint In His North Spokane Home

A Spokane man with 34 criminal convictions is again in jail after holding his girlfriend at gunpoint for five hours in his north Spokane home Friday morning, police said. Michael …

Man Gets 15 Years For Meth Sales

A man who is a “career offender” will spend more than 15 years in a federal prison for selling methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of an east Spokane school. Jerry Dunn, …

Criminal Strikes Out - For Life Man Refuses To Fight Burglary Charge Even Though Conviction Means Life Without Parole

After more than 30 years behind prison walls, Harold Bingham had his big chance. Parole was a couple of months away. But with freedom within reach, the 49-year-old career criminal …

Swiped Slice Of Pizza Man’s Third Strike

Jerry Dewayne Williams - a small-time street criminal described by his girlfriend as a man with a taste for “stupid, stupid” crimes - was found guilty Friday of stealing a …