Second victim in double homicide identified - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Second victim in double homicide identified, police seeking 'person of interest'

Merle W. Harvey Merle W. Harvey
Diane Richardson has been named a 'person of interest' in the shootings Diane Richardson has been named a 'person of interest' in the shootings

Meghann M. Cuniff
The Spokesman-Review

SPOKANE, Wash. - The second victim in Saturday's double homicide has been identified as Jacob J. Potter, 45.

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Potter and Jack T. Lamere, 41, died after a man shot them following a dispute over a Chevy Blazer Lamere was working on behind the building, neighbors said.

Mark H. Toner, 33, is in Spokane County Jail on charges of rendering criminal assistance and witness intimidation after being captured without incident at a Motel 6 on the Sunset Highway.

The man he's accused of helping, Merle W. Harvey, 27, remains at large.

Police believe Harvey fled in a flatbed truck with a woman. That woman has been identified as 34-year-old Diane Richardson. Detectives say she is a 'person of interest' in the double homicide.

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