Prosecutors Desk 12-14-2014 Inititive 594(0)

    by Tim Rasmussen

The majority of those who voted last election passed I-594. It is not a new Interstate highway, but it does divide the state. The highly populated urban areas voted yes on I 594 and the sparsely populated rural areas voted no. The urbanites won. Surprised? No. It has happened before. It will again. The majority [...]

Prosecutors Desk 11-31-2014(Comments Off)

I have been asked several times lately if the Stevens County charges against Craig Morganstern would be dropped in light of his federal indictment and the federal charges that are now placed against him. The federal charges carry up to a life sentence. Life in the federal system means exactly that—life. He is being held [...]

Prosecutors Desk 11-23-2014(Comments Off)

Bar Fights. They are not unusual, but these situations present special problems. The problem is to find out what really happened. Law enforcement arrives after the trouble has subsided. The witnesses are usually intoxicated. There are many conflicting stories. The case usually ends in more questions than answers. Often one person in the fight (usually [...]

Prosecutors Desk 11-16-2014(Comments Off)

Last week a resolution was reached in a tragic case that arose out of a vehicle crash that occurred just over one year ago. A vehicle, driven by Bryce Barnhart, age 19, crashed on Aladdin Rd about 7 miles north of Colville. Matt Clark, age 21, was a passenger in the vehicle. The investigation, conducted [...]

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