Tag Archive for Cowlitz County

Court upholds conviction despite missing victim

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court has upheld the stalking and harassment conviction of a man in Cowlitz County, even though he was not able to confront his accuser at trial…. …read more

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Wash. teen confesses to killing, skinning pet goat

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A Cowlitz County Humane Society official says a Longview, Wash., teen who wanted to try being an outdoorsman has confessed to killing and skinning a family’s pet goat…. …read more

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Assault victim arrested to help prove case

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A victim of sexual assault was arrested last week and ordered to show up in court to help Cowlitz County prosecutors prove the case against her alleged abusers…. …read more

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Wash. woman run over by truck dies

WOODLAND, Wash. (AP) — The Cowlitz County sheriff’s office says a Brush Prairie, Wash., woman has died after she was run over by a runaway truck while loading firewood…. …read more

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Inmate hangs self with sheet in Cowlitz Jail

KELSO, Wash. (AP) — The Cowlitz County sheriff’s office says an inmate who hanged himself with a sheet in the county jail was alone and had been checked less than an hour before corrections officers found him…. …read more

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Wash. motorist found at rest stop dies

TOUTLE, Wash. (AP) — A Cowlitz County sheriff’s officer says a 44-year-old dentist found lying next to an open vehicle at the Toutle River Rest Area on Interstate 5 in southwest Washington could not be revived…. …read more

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Man found dead in Cowlitz County Jail

KELSO, Wash. (AP) — An inmate in the Cowlitz County Jail died Monday morning. The sheriff’s office says corrections officers found him unconscious and he could not be revived. He was alone and appeared normal a half-hour earlier during a cell check…. …read more

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Kelso man suspected of strangling stepfather, allegedly over beer argument

On 09-18-13 at about 5:00 pm, deputies with the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a complaint regarding a suspicious person and vehicle in the area of the 2600 block of Willows road. An alert and concerned citizen that resided nearby reported the incident. 

Deputies arrived at the scene of the complaint and contacted a male subject whom they identified as Bruce W. Albee, age 56. Albee was with a vehicle at the time. Deputies noticed several inconsistencies with Albee’s story as they spoke with them. Albee told deputies that the vehicle he was with was stolen. Deputies investigated further and found that the vehicle belonged to a person identified as Charles Rees with a Kelso address. Deputies then detained Albee pursuant there investigation and requested that the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office check to see if the vehicle had been reported stolen. Deputies also requested that Cowlitz County attempt to check with the registered owner, Rees, to see if Albee had permission to have the vehicle. 

During this sequence of events Albee told deputies that he believed that he had killed his stepfather, Charles Rees, and left him at Rees’s residence in the Kelso area. Albee told deputies that he took Rees’s vehicle and left afterwards. Cowlitz County deputies responded to Rees’s residence and discovered a body. Albee was placed under arrest by Pacific County Sheriff’s deputies on suspicion of homicide and vehicle theft. Albee was transferred to Cowlitz County authorities.

Naselle man arrested for attempted murder after making threats to roomates

The suspect was interviewed and weapons were recovered. The 36 year old male was transported to the Pacific County Jail and booked on two counts of attempted Murder and 4 counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

As all of the parties involved live in the same residence this would also be considered a violation of the Domestic Violence Act. The case investigation is ongoing, further charges may be forthcoming.