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Myers enters insanity plea in Airport Road murder case

Myers enters insanity plea in Airport Road murder case

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 16, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Showcase

Ashley Myers, the woman accused of killing 55-year-old Kenneth Allen of Coeur d’Alene on Airport Road outside of Colfax in September, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in Whitman County Superior Court on Friday. Myers also pleaded not guilty to a charge of possession of methamphetamine, Whitman...

Football player pleads guilty to ‘baby DUI’

Football player pleads guilty to ‘baby DUI’

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

October 16, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community, Sports, WSU Pullman campus

WSU freshman wide receiver Rodrick Fisher pleaded guilty Thursday to a "baby DUI." On Aug. 24, Fisher was arrested and charged with a "baby DUI". A "baby DUI" is when a driver under 21 tests positive for alcohol. For a basic misdemeanor like this, the maximum penalty is up to a $1,000 fine and...

Accused CAC thief faces felony charge

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 11, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

Broderick Cobbs faces a charge of second degree theft for allegedly stealing money from Pullman’s Community Action Center. Cobbs will face up to 60 days in jail if found guilty, Merritt Decker, Whitman County senior deputy prosecutor, said. He also said Cobbs stole at least hundreds of dollars...

Myers to be charged with first degree murder in Airport Road shooting

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under Crime, News

Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy plans to charge 30-year-old Ashley Myers with first degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Kenneth Allen of Coeur d’Alene near Colfax last Friday evening. If convicted of murder and an additional planned charge of possession of methamphetamine,...

Judge sets Myers’ bail at $1 million in first appearance

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 2, 2018


Filed under Crime, News

Judge Gary Libey of the Whitman County Superior Court has set 30-year-old Ashley Myers’ bail at $1 million following her arrest last weekend in relation to the killing of 55-year-old Coeur d'Alene man Kenneth Allen near Colfax. Merritt Decker, Whitman County senior deputy prosecutor, said they...

Woman arrested near Colfax for suspected homicide Friday

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

September 30, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Pullman Community

A homeless woman was arrested Friday evening for a suspected homicide outside of Colfax, according to press release by the Whitman County Sheriff's Office. Officers were called to the scene of a women reportedly waving a gun at a car near the intersection of State Route 26 and Colfax Airport Road. When...

Suspect in alleged 2016 rape will not be charged

Suspect in alleged 2016 rape will not be charged

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

A former member of the now-suspended Delta Upsilon fraternity had charges of sexual assault dropped after the Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office determined there was not enough evidence to satisfy the burden of proof needed in criminal proceedings. Dan LeBeau, the Whitman County chief deputy prosecutor...

Former UM football player enters plea in assault

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

The former University of Montana football player who allegedly assaulted a WSU track and field athlete in 2017 pleaded no contest in Whitman County Superior Court on Friday. Justin Strong, a 22-year-old who played his final season with the Grizzlies last year, faced a second-degree felony assault...

Man stabbed in Pullman Thursday night

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Pullman Community

A 28-year-old man was stabbed just before 9 p.m. Thursday night on Valley Road in Pullman following an alleged altercation. Pullman Police received calls from multiple people about an altercation on the 1500 block on Valley Road, Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said. “There was a fight and...

22-year-old man arrested for inappropriate texts to minor

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News

Pullman Police arrested 22-year-old Gerald Haugen for allegedly exchanging text messages of a sexual nature with a local 14-year-old girl. Officers arrested Haugen in the early morning hours Sunday, Pullman PD Cmdr. Chris Tennant said. Police originally received a tip from a concerned parent about...

Arrest made for Sunday arson at Theta Chi

Arrest made for Sunday arson at Theta Chi

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen news editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Crime, Greek, News, Pullman Community, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

A 19-year-old Cheney, Washington man has been arrested in connection with the Sunday morning fire at WSU’s Theta Chi fraternity that had multiple ignition points and left a back deck destroyed. Isaac Scott DePaolo was arrested Monday with the help of the Cheney and Eastern Washington University...

Theta Chi Greek house suffers suspicious fires Sunday morning

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 16, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

Investigators from both the Pullman Fire Department and Police Department called the cause of the Sunday morning fire that destroyed Theta Chi’s wooden deck “suspicious.” Firefighters found multiple blazes around the house after arriving on-scene, according to a news release by Glenn Johnson, Pul...

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