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In a courtroom filled with a gunshot victims fellow police officers, a judge sentenced an Olympia man to 18 years in prison Thursday for shooting a Thurston County SWAT officer in the arm during a 2011 drug raid.
A 44-year-old Department of Financial Institutions employee is accused in court papers of offering a co-worker $10,000 to find someone who would kill his wife so he could avoid paying her money in their divorce settlement.
A man who was arrested during a traffic stop on the roundabout leading to Harrison Avenue in Olympia Tuesday morning was placed in custody for allegedly trying to hire a confidential source to murder his estranged wife, according to Tumwater police.
An Olympia man has pleaded guilty to six felonies as part of a plea deal in connection with shooting a Thurston County SWAT officer in the arm during a 2011 drug raid.
A 21-year-old homeless man who allegedly pulled off a woman's clothes during an attempted rape as she walked her dog Monday morning on Olympia's Woodland Trail is a "dangerous individual," an Olympia police lieutenant said.
A Thurston County judge sentenced a Lakewood man to 17 years and three months in prison Tuesday for kidnapping his ex-girlfriend in her Lacey apartment last year while armed with a firearm.
UPDATE: Police have a suspect in custody after a reported assault on the Woodland Trail this morning.
A traffic stop by a Thurston County Sheriffs Office deputy near Guava St. SW and 193rd Ave. SW turned into a pursuit and ended with an injury collision.
Olympia police arrested two people hiding in a crawl space at the now-closed Ballys Total Fitness in the 200 block of Sleater-Kinney Road Tuesday afternoon, and both admitted they burglarized the building to steal and sell copper pipe for cash, court papers state.
Jurors heard opening statements Wednesday in the trial of an Olympia man accused of attempted first-degree murder for allegedly shooting a member of Thurston Countys SWAT team in the arm while members of the local drug task force served a search warrant at his home in June 2011.