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Teens crime spree includes alleged assault, hit-and-run

Two Spokane teens have been taken into custody by police after going on an alleged crime spree that ranged from attacking a woman with a sword to a hit-and-run collision with a mobile home. The two juvenile males are now facing charges of second-degree assault, taking a motor vehicle without permission, hit-and-run, second-degree malicious mischief, and burglary. Media sources indicate that drug usage may have affected the thought processes of one of the teens, who may have in turn influenced the other. One teen claimed that he never would have done anything like that sober.

He was referring to his attempt to talk his accomplice into eating that friend's mother's liver. When Spokane Vally Police responded to the first call on Sept. 17 at 1:20 a.m., they discovered that the mother of the younger teen had been assaulted with a sword. Reports indicate that she was conscious and able to discuss the attack with responders. Deputies then headed to the older teen's residence, but found both juveniles missing along with the older juvenile's dad's Dodge Durango.

While there, deputies learned of a hit-and-run accident nearby. They responded and discovered that the Durango had crashed into a mobile home. The occupants of the SUV had fled the scene on foot. While a K-9 unit tracked them, the teens were allegedly breaking into a home near the 8900 block of East Boone. Responders found forced entry and damage to the home's interior when they arrived at the scene after answering a burglary call. The K-9 found the teens hiding in the area, which ended the spree.

Spokane area residents who find themselves facing criminal charges might find it advantageous to discuss their cases with an attorney. An experienced attorney could assess each client's legal situation and possibly develop an effective criminal defense for them, which could lead to the best possible results for the clients.

Source: The Spokane Valley News Herald, "Woman attacked, teens go on crime spree", September 27, 2013

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