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September 22, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Man wounded in bank robbery attempt leaves hospital

TACOMA — Police say a Parkland, Pierce County, man charged with attempted first-degree robbery in a holdup attempt at a suburban Tacoma bank has been released from a hospital and booked into the Pierce County Jail. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Michael David Winston II was hospitalized after getting shot five times in the head, torso and leg…

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September 18, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Suspect’s wife arrested in Lakewood robbery attempt

The woman suspected of being the getaway driver for her husband, who was shot during an attempted bank robbery in Lakewood on Monday, was arrested Thursday afternoon. Brittney Latrice Winston was located at her residence in Parkland, Pierce County, shortly before 1 p.m., according to the Lakewood Police Department. She was booked into custody on…

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November 12, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Man fatally shot in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD, Pierce County — A man was fatally shot in the chest at a Lakewood apartment complex Monday night, according to the Lakewood Police Department. Police found the man shot outside of a unit’s front door just before 10 p.m. at the Greenwood Apartments on the 5300 block of San Francisco Avenue Southwest, said Lt. Chris…

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June 29, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Ex-Lakewood cop sentenced to 33 months for stealing from slain officers’ fund

A disgraced ex-Lakewood police officer was sentenced today to 33 months in prison for embezzling more than $112,000 from a fund for the children of the four officers killed by Maurice Clemmons in November 2009. Skeeter Timothy Manos, 35, pleaded guilty to the thefts in March in a plea agreement with federal prosecutors. Federal prosecutor Robert Westinghouse requested the 33-month…

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April 23, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Western State CEO calls patient’s slaying ‘unexpected’

Friday’s slaying of a patient at Western State Hospital, allegedly at the hands of a fellow patient, was called a “tragic unexpected incident” by the hospital’s CEO, Jess Jamieson. “A  tragic death at our facility is extremely rare and we will do everything possible to prevent a similar occurrence,” Jamieson said in a statement. The slain patient, 29-year-old Paul…

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February 13, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Cop accused of stealing from slain officers' fund is fired

Skeeter Timothy Manos, the Lakewood police officer charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from a slain officers’ fund, has been fired. Manos’ termination was effective Friday, according to a news release from the Lakewood Police Department. The termination was based on a recommendation by Police Chief Bret Farrar. Manos, 34, had been with Lakewood…

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February 8, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Lakewood cop accused of stealing from slain officers' fund

A Lakewood police officer who served as the treasurer of police union was arrested today on 10 federal felonies alleging he embezzled more than $120,000 from a fund intended for the families of the four Lakewood officers killed by Maurice Clemmons in 2009. Skeeter Manos, 34, of Dupont, was arrested at Lakewood City Hall and…

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