Charity scams follow Nepal earthquake

DuPont, Wash. — As the death toll climbs in Nepal following the massive earthquake over the weekend, Better Business Bureau along with Secretary of State Kim Wyman and Attorney General Bob Ferguson are urging Washingtonians to be on guard for charity scams targeting donors. “Anytime there’s a natural disaster, scammers will try to take advantage of people’s generosity,” said Tyler Andrew, CEO of Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington. “When donating to charities, go with ones that are experienced at working with disaster victims.” [Read more…]

Thieves steal from Habitat site

Sometime overnight /early morning on Tuesday, March 17, thieves broke into a portable site office on a Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat job site located at 962 104th Street East in the Midland area of Pierce County. The development called The Woods at Golden Given is currently home to 12 families (with 18 more in the pipeline) who have partnered with Habitat to purchase a simple, decent and affordable home with an affordable mortgage. [Read more…]

Three charged in murder of Lakewood man

TACOMA – Today Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged Wallace Jackson, 48, Darrel Arthur Daves, 49, and Crystal Share Jackson, 30, with murder in the first degree for the killing of an 18-year-old Lakewood man. The defendants pleaded not guilty this afternoon in Superior Court. Wallace Jackson and Crystal Jackson, who are not related, are being held on $2 million bail. Darrel Daves is being held in lieu of $5 million bail. [Read more…]

72-hour hold on Tacoma murder suspects

Pierce County released the following statement on Feb. 17:

TACOMA, WA – Today Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist requested a 72-hour hold on Wallace Jackson, 48, Darrel Arthur Daves, 49, and Crystal Share Jackson, 30, who were arrested by Tacoma Police detectives for the murder of an 18-year-old Lakewood man. The three defendants appeared in Superior Court today and are being held without bail while the investigation continues. Crystal and Wallace Jackson are not related. [Read more…]

TNT: Lakewood cop killer’s helper gets reduced sentence thanks to state Supreme Court

“Eddie Lee Davis learned Friday that a ruling by the Washington State Supreme Court cut 21 months off his prison sentence and that he should be free by the end of next week. Davis, 25, was one of the seven people charged in the aftermath of the massacre of four Lakewood police officers in November 2009.” Read the rest of Adam Lynn’s story at The News Tribune website.