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All 3 suspects in Tumwater shootout now in jail

The third suspect in a July 13 Tumwater shooting, Richard M. Connor, was booked into the Thurston County Jail ib Friday. Connor could face assault, burglary and robbery charges. Two other suspects, Larico Rodney and John Bailey, are already in jail.

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Olympia middle school evacuated over gun report

About 60 children were evacuated from Olympia’s Jefferson Middle School on Thursday afternoon after a child reported that someone may have been there with a gun. The Olympia Police Department found no gun. The children are participants in a Boys & Girls Club summer program.

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Olympia drive-by shooting stemmed from middle school conflict

The first of four suspects in a March 28 drive-by shooting in Olympia was sentenced to 15 months in prison. David P. Rodriguez appeared before Thurston County Superior Court Judge Erik Price and pleaded guilty to one count of drive-by shooting. His co-defendants — Angel V. Rodriguez, Jesus H. Flores and Aaron Salazar Ruiz — all await trial.

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Marijuana edibles, candies seized from Olympia business

The Thurston County Narcotics Task Force seized a large amount of marijuana Monday from Sonshine Organics Network in Olympia. Thurston County Sheriff’s Office Capt. David Johnson said the business had been warned that they were operating illegally. A new state law regarding medical marijuana came into effect on July 1.

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Two Tumwater shooting suspects in jail, one at Harborview

Four people were shot July 13, 2016 in an attempted robbery on Gerth Street in Tumwater. Larico D. Rodney, 29, is the first to be booked in the Thurston County jail. Bail was set at $2 million. He could face assault, robbery and burglary charges. The Tumwater Police Department said a second suspect was taken from Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia to the jail Thursday. He will likely appear in Thurston County Superior Court on Friday (July 22). The third suspect remains at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

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Arguments, name-calling run rampant in assault case against Thompson, Chaplin

Thurston County Superior Court Judge Gary Tabor said on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, that if Olympia Police officer Ryan Donald does not consent to an interview with defense attorney George Trejo, he will order a deposition. George Trejo represents Bryson Chaplin, who will stand trial with his brother Andre Thompson on Oct. 3, 2016, for the alleged assault of Donald on May 25, 2016. Thompson and Chaplin allegedly attacked Donald with skateboards on May 25, 2015. Donald was apprehending the men after a report that they had tried to steal beer from a west Olympia Safeway earlier that night.

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An undercover teen walks into a bar …

The Lacey Police Department performed alcohol compliance checks at 48 local businesses on July 15, 2016. Four businesses — Rite Aid, Chevron, Denny’s and Cheers — sold Corona and Mike’s Hard Lemonade to a 19-year-old undercover operative. Employees may be charged criminally, and investigation of the businesses will be conducted by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board.

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Thurston County’s missing: Gone but not forgotten

A group of about 20 people gathered Friday at Community Youth Services in downtown Olympia to make blue ribbons to raise awareness about Gail Doyle, missing Tumwater man Logan Schiendelman, and the 563 other Washingtonians on the national Missing Persons Database.

Videos

VIDEO: Tumwater Shooting Scene

Sights and sounds as police investigate a quadruple shooting in Tumwater on Wednesday morning.
Tony Overman toverman@theolympian.com
VIDEO: Tumwater Shooting Scene 1:00

VIDEO: Tumwater Shooting Scene

VIDEO: Tumwater Quadruple Shooting 1:57

VIDEO: Tumwater Quadruple Shooting

WATCH: Accused shooter in Dutterow Road killings appears in court 3:04

WATCH: Accused shooter in Dutterow Road killings appears in court

VIDEO: Press Conference on arrest of suspect in Thurston County quadruple shooting 2:32

VIDEO: Press Conference on arrest of suspect in Thurston County quadruple shooting