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January 2014 Archives

Man faces charges of prohibited weapon possessor

A 34-year-old man faced charges of prohibited possessor of a firearm and went before a Spokane Court judge on Jan. 21. The weapons charge stems from his alleged involvement in a murder on Dec. 15 although he has not been charged in that case. Official paperwork in the case states that investigators believe that he hired another man to kill a former business acquaintance over debts of nearly $2 million dollars. The man was an investor in a company that the deceased man owned. He has disavowed any involvement in the man's death.

Washington man says drugs found in his pocket were not his

A Spokane County sheriff accused a man of being in possession of methamphetamine after an incident on Harrington Avenue. After he was taken into custody, the 36-year-old man received a felony drug possession charge. Although the drugs were discovered on his person, the man has claimed that the pants he was wearing were borrowed, and he had no knowledge of what was in the pockets.

Drug deal leads to fatal shooting in Washington

Prosecutors are still undecided about whether to charge a man with murder following a fatal shooting that happened in Federal Way. According to a spokesman for the King County Prosecutor's Office, a charge for unlawful gun possession against the shooter was dropped before the case was moved to federal court. When the incident occurred, the man was reportedly carrying a loaded firearm despite having at least one felony conviction on his record.

Guilty plea from Spokane man accused of stealing painkillers

A plea deal has been entered in the case of 25-year-old former pharmacy tech accused of money laundering, dealing controlled substances and stealing from his employer, Sacred Heart Medical Center, over a period of several years. The man entered his guilty plea in Spokane County Court on Jan. 8, according to sources, and the man's next appearance, where a judge will decide whether or not to accept the deal, is reportedly in February.

36-year-old man enters plea in woman's death

Many anticipated a drawn-out trial in the death of a 62-year-old woman who was attacked in Washington in 2011, but the jury came to court on Dec. 2, 2013, to find that the parties had reached a plea agreement. The accused man, 36, was sentenced to two decades in prison for second-degree murder, and the jurors were dismissed. Although the investigation of the deadly assault of the woman lasted two years before the accused man's sentencing, authorities think that additional information about the involvement of at least two more people will become known.