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November 7, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Lewis County couple accused in death of 3-year-old boy

The Associated Press CHEHALIS — A Vader, Lewis County, couple is accused of homicide by abuse in the death of a 3-year-old boy in their care. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says the coroner determined Jasper Henderling-Warner was a battered child. He stopped breathing Wednesday and was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital where he died. He had…

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November 7, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Twins will be sheriffs in 2 Washington counties

The Associated Press CENTRALIA — Things could get confusing when people talk about Sheriff Snaza in Southwest Washington. Twin brothers will have the title of sheriff in neighboring Thurston and Lewis counties. With this week’s election, The Chronicle reports Lewis County Sheriff’s Office veteran Rob Snaza won the top job. His twin brother, John Snaza, is already sheriff in Thurston…

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September 9, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Portland man injured BASE jumping off Randle Tower Rock

The Associated Press RANDLE, Lewis County — A 38-year-old Portland man was injured BASE jumping off 3,300-foot Tower Rock in Randle. The Lewis County sheriff’s office says two friends successfully made the jump Monday before the man hit the rock wall several times before his parachute fully deployed. He suffered multiple broken bones in his legs. He was picked…

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May 12, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Neighborhood dispute in Lewis County ends in man’s death

The Associated Press SALKUM, Lewis County — A 28-year-old man who was upset over the shooting of a neighborhood dog was shot and killed in a confrontation with a 56-year-old resident in the Lewis County town of Salkum. Deputies were told the 28-year-old accused the other man of shooting the dog Saturday night, yelling and refusing to…

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March 14, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Lewis County’s Miss Congeniality accused of attempted shoplifting

The Associated Press CENTRALIA — Days before she was named Miss Congeniality at the Miss Lewis County Scholarship Pageant, Chloe Curry was accused of attempting to shoplift cosmetics from the Chehalis Walmart. Police said the 18-year-old from Adna and another 18-year-old attempted to leave the store March 6 with lip balm, nail polish, fake eyelashes, fake nails and other beauty…

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January 6, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Off-duty Lewis County deputy arrested in DUI stop

The Associated Press CHEHALIS — The Lewis County sheriff’s office says an off-duty deputy was arrested by the Washington State Patrol in a drunken driving stop about 1 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 5 near Chehalis. Sheriff Steve Mansfield says 31-year-old Deputy Christopher P. Fulton of Napavine has been place on administrative leave for an internal investigation.

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November 14, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Remains found in Lewis County were those of missing Tacoma man

The (Centralia) Chronicle The Lewis County Coroner’s Office has identified the skeletal remains found near a wrecked vehicle over a cliff off of U.S. Highway 12 near Packwood on Nov. 6. The remains are of Jerry L. Heilman, 50, Tacoma, who who was reported missing last year to the Tacoma Police Department. The cause of death is…

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September 24, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Could 3 Lewis County homicides be Green River killer victims?

The Associated Press CENTRALIA — There are three cold case homicides in Lewis County from the 1980s and ‘90s that could be victims of the Green River serial killings. Sheriff’s Sgt. Dusty Breen told The Chronicle there’s nothing specific to link the deaths of the three women to Gary Ridgway, but they have common elements. The victims…

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