TNT: Alleged robber in Lakewood home invasion fatally shot, dumped in Federal Way

“A Lakewood man is believed to have fatally shot one of three robbers who broke into his home Tuesday night and tied up him and his wife, officials said Wednesday.” Read the rest of Stacia Glenn’s story on The News Tribune website.

Update from Lt. Chris Lawler, Lakewood Police, “Yesterday (11-19-14), at approximately 2000 hours, LPD Detectives arrested 19 year old Duprea Romon Wilson Jr.  in relation to the Home Invasion investigation.  Detectives believe he is one of the three suspects involved in the incident.  He was interviewed by detectives this evening and booked into the Pierce County Jail for Murder 2, Assault 1 (2 counts), Unlawful imprisonment (2 counts), Robbery 1, Burglary 1, and Kidnapping (2 counts).   We’re not able to talk about his involvement or how we identified him at this point because we’re still looking for the last remaining suspect.  We hope to release more information once the last suspect is in custody. The suspect that was found deceased in Federal Way has been identified as 19 year old Taijon Voorhees.  Detectives are confident he is one of the three suspects in our case.”

TNT: Lakewood man who served time for shooting cops now accused of drug crimes

“A man who served 20 years in prison for shooting two Seattle police officers in 1991 has been arrested and charged with dealing large quantities of painkillers from his Lakewood home.

“Aaron Glen Leigh, 46, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Pierce County Superior Court to unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and three counts of illegally possessing a firearm.”

Read the rest of Adam Lynn’s story in The News Tribune.


TNT: Thieves cut through wall to get to guns at Lakewood shop

“To get to the guns they wanted to steal, burglars smashed through the wall of a vacant adjoining business and took about 30 firearms from a Lakewood gun shop, police said.

“Federal authorities are offering a reward for information concerning Monday’s burglary of Quantico Tactical in the 12300 block of Pacific Highway Southwest.”

Read the rest of Alexis Krell’s story in The News Tribune.

Request for no-bail hold extension on Lakewood shooting suspect

TACOMA, WA – Today Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist will request that a judge order an extension of a no-bail hold for Skylar Nikolas Bear Nemetz, 20, while the investigation into the death of his wife continues. On Oct. 17, 2014, a judge found probable cause to order Nemetz held without bail for 72 hours. He is scheduled to appear today at 1:30 p.m. in room 270 of the County-City Building. [Read more…]

Scammers prey on public’s fear of Ebola

DuPont, Wash — Scams tend to follow the news, especially when a health scare makes the headlines. Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington warns consumers that scam artists are preying on the public’s fear of Ebola. Fraudsters are making unsubstantiated claims that the disease can be cured or prevented by using products containing everything from silver to herbal oils to snake venom. [Read more…]

TNT: Prosecutor: Men try to use fake prescription to get 120 Oxycodone pills in Lakewood

“A Lakewood pharmacist was suspicious of the prescription for 120 Oxycodone pills so he asked his staff to verify it.

“Word came back that Ronald Ochoa Sr., 65, was not a patient at the hospital mentioned in the prescription and that it was forged.”

Read the rest of Stacia Glenn’s story in The News Tribune.

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