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Man dies falling from vehicle in Whitman County

IAN SMAY, Evergreen crime reporter

August 22, 2017


Filed under Crime, Local, News

A Lewiston man died after falling from a moving vehicle on Wawawai Road outside of Colton Sunday morning. According to a Whitman County Sheriff’s Office news release, emergency services responded to a report of an injured man who had fallen out of a sedan at 12:30 a.m. near Blyton Point, about 5...

Moscow woman stabbed, reportedly at College Hill party

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen news editor

June 9, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

An 18-year-old Moscow woman was treated at Pullman Regional Hospital on Thursday night for an abdominal stab wound that she reportedly received from another woman at a house party on College Hill. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said the hospital called police at about 9 p.m., and the woman tol...

Prosecutors charge football player with malicious mischief

Prosecutors charge football player with malicious mischief

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

June 1, 2017


Filed under Crime, News, WSU Pullman campus

The Whitman County Prosecutor’s officer has charged a WSU football player with a gross misdemeanor for allegedly urinating in an elevator and damaging a campus bathroom. WSU Police were in contact in the early hours of March 4 with D’Jimon Jones, then a freshman, because he was apparently into...

Subway fire an act of arson, investigators say

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

May 29, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

A joint fire investigation task force has ruled the fire at the downtown Subway late Sunday night, which caused an estimated $300,000 of damage, an act of arson. The investigators this morning discovered multiple points of origin for the fire, according to a news release, as well as several possibl...

Jury finds Barber not guilty

Jury finds Barber not guilty

SARAH OLSEN, Evergreen reporter

May 16, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

Nine months of discussion about former football player Robert Barber’s culpability in the injuries of another student at a party last summer ended today when a jury found him not guilty of either second- or fourth-degree assault. Barber’s attorney Steve Graham said he was not surprised by the delibera...

Barber takes the stand

Barber takes the stand

SARAH OLSEN, Evergreen reporter

May 16, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

Former WSU football player Robert Barber said on the witness stand at his trial Tuesday that he hit a student during a house party last summer to subdue him. Barber, who weighs 300-pounds and played as a defensive lineman for the Cougars, said he punched Jackson Raney with his wrist and forearm at t...

Prosecution witnesses give account of fight during first day of Barber trial

Prosecution witnesses give account of fight during first day of Barber trial

SARAH OLSEN, Evergreen reporter

May 15, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

On the first day of the Washington v. Robert Barber trial, the state called to the stand the victim, a friend of the victim and a party attendee who captured video of the fight for which Barber faces a felony assault charge. In their opening statements, both prosecuting attorney Daniel LeBeau and Ba...

Military Hill sees rash of car burglaries over weekend

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

May 15, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

Military Hill residents reported another dozen vehicle prowls over the weekend, bringing Pullman’s total in the past few weeks to over two dozen. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said the prowler took only loose change. He added that all the affected cars, located in the area between Dissmor...

Barber to stand trial Monday

SARAH OLSEN, Evergreen reporter

May 11, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

Former WSU football player Robert Barber, who allegedly assaulted another student last summer, will stand trial for felony assault starting Monday. Though Whitman County Superior Court Judge David Frazier was listed online as the trial’s judicial officer, Judge Gary Libey will preside over th...

WSU student fights off alleged attacker

WSU student fights off alleged attacker

ALYSEN BOSTON, Evergreen news editor

May 10, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

Kaycee Faber, a 20-year-old chemical engineering major at WSU, said she couldn’t shake a feeling of uneasiness as she walked home just after midnight Friday. Faber said she peeked over her shoulder after she left a friend’s house and noticed a man following her to her Churchill Downs apartme...

Judge denies motion to drop Barber’s felony assault charge to a misdemeanor

SARAH OLSEN | Evergreen news editor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Crime, Local, News, WSU Pullman campus

UPDATE: Though there was a readiness hearing originally scheduled for Friday, because the attorneys discussed their readiness during Wednesday's hearing, tomorrow's is cancelled.Whitman County Superior Court Judge Gary Libey ruled at a hearing today that there was sufficient evidence for a jury to find ...

Cougar gear counterfeiter pleads guilty to misdemeanor

From staff reports

May 1, 2017


Filed under Crime, News, WSU Pullman campus

The man who sold counterfeit WSU and Seahawks gear pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counterfeiting and was fined $1,000 in Whitman County Superior Court on Friday.Jeffrey Wigen, 35, had faced a class C felony charge for counterfeiting. He previously pleaded not guilty on Feb. 24 and was released by a commi...

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