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Suspect in high-speed chase appears in court

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September 22, 2020, 10:33am Clark County News

The suspect who allegedly rammed a pursuing patrol car during a high-speed chase on state Highway 14 last week made an initial court appearance Tuesday. Read story

Brent Luyster III makes a first appearance via video in May in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder. He is accused of trying to attack a man with a knife in Vancouver's Rose Village neighborhood.

‘Really big break’ for Brent Luyster’s son in assault case

Brent Luyster III makes a first appearance via video in May in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder. He is accused of trying to attack a man with a knife in Vancouver's Rose Village neighborhood.

September 18, 2020, 5:44pm Courts & Crime

In a written plea statement, the teenage son and namesake of convicted triple murderer Brent Luyster told a judge Friday that he believes charges brought against him in an assault case were overblown because of his notorious last name. Read story

The Clark County Law Enforcement Center is seen here in Vancouver on Wednesday morning, Sept. 4, 2019.

Solutions sought as Clark County Jail population climbs

The Clark County Law Enforcement Center is seen here in Vancouver on Wednesday morning, Sept. 4, 2019.

September 18, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Criminal justice officials met Wednesday to discuss the increasing inmate population at the Clark County Jail. The jail chief noted that more than 90 percent of those in custody are felons who cannot be released under criteria set earlier this year due to COVID-19. Read story

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High-speed chase on Highway 14 ends with crash, arrest

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September 17, 2020, 9:30pm Clark County News

A high-speed chase on state Highway 14 late Thursday afternoon ended after the fleeing driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed while trying to ram a pursuing patrol car, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Read story

Appeals court overturns child sex sting conviction

September 16, 2020, 5:21pm Clark County News

A Portland man whose conviction in an undercover child sex sting was recently featured in The New York Times Magazine had it overturned Tuesday after the Washington Court of Appeals found that his right to a jury trial was violated. Read story

Third suspect in Vancouver robbery case makes court appearance

September 16, 2020, 5:19pm Clark County News

A third suspect wanted in connection with a Vancouver robbery of a man who was trying to buy cocaine earlier this year made a first appearance Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court. Read story

Clark County jury coordinator Gigi Darfler, center, gives instructions to potential jurors as they begin jury selection for a civil trial Monday morning at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. The Superior Court trial is one of two that commenced Monday. They are the first to be heard by jurors since mid-March due to COVID-19. Jury selection for a Clark County District Court domestic violence case was carried out at the courthouse in Vancouver.

Clark County seeks fair jury during pandemic

Clark County jury coordinator Gigi Darfler, center, gives instructions to potential jurors as they begin jury selection for a civil trial Monday morning at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. The Superior Court trial is one of two that commenced Monday. They are the first to be heard by jurors since mid-March due to COVID-19. Jury selection for a Clark County District Court domestic violence case was carried out at the courthouse in Vancouver.

September 16, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Potential jurors gathered Monday morning at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, chosen for its spaciousness, which allows everyone involved in the jury selection process to follow social distancing guidelines. Read story

Harley Marie Anderson makes a first appearance via video Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of vehicular homicide and hit-and-run resulting in death in a Sept. 2 crash involving a pedestrian.

Woman accused in fatal hit-and-run crash appears in court

Harley Marie Anderson makes a first appearance via video Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of vehicular homicide and hit-and-run resulting in death in a Sept. 2 crash involving a pedestrian.

September 14, 2020, 6:24pm Clark County News

A woman accused in a fatal hit-and-run crash earlier this month in Vancouver was allegedly driving over 60 mph in a 35 mph zone when she struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Read story

Oregon woman to serve 21 months for fraud

September 14, 2020, 6:24pm Clark County News

An Oregon woman who owned and operated a durable medical equipment company with retail stores in Portland and Vancouver has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for defrauding six health insurers of $1.3 million. Read story

Florida man faces federal child sex abuse imagery charge following arrest in Vancouver

September 14, 2020, 1:26pm Clark County News

A 39-year-old Florida man faces federal charges of production of child sex abuse imagery and enticement of a minor, following his arrest in Vancouver in July. Read story