BREAKING NEWS: Two More Arrested in Connection with Murder - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

BREAKING NEWS: Two More Arrested in Connection with Murder

<i> by Jackie Tsai, KHQ Producer </i>

SPOKANE, WA - Police have arrested two more suspects in connection with the murder of a man found dead in the trunk of his burning car.

Breeanna C. Sims was arrested after detectives followed her to the area of Forker and Bigelow Gulch Roads.  Authorities say she was apparently looking for evidence that had been thrown away after the killing of Cheney resident Nicolas Thoreson.  After the arrest, detectives found and seized two firearms in the area, a pistol and a sawed-off shotgun.  Police believe the pistol is the murder weapon. 

Not long after, her brother Justice E. Sims was arrested when he left his North Spokane apartment.  The apartment had been under surveillance after investigators identified the Sims siblings as suspects in the homocide.

Both Sims were booked into the Spokane County Jail on First-Degree Murder and Second-Degree Arson charges.  They were in the cab when Taylor J. Wolf was arrested.  Detectives questioned them, but let the siblings go because there wasn't enough information to hold them.

Firefighters found Thoreson in the trunk of his burning car about 20 minutes after midnight Wednesday morning.  An autopsy revealed he had been shot in the head.

Taylor J. Wolf was the first suspect to be arrested.  He made his first court appearance yesterday.  Documents that say why he was arrested are still sealed.   The charges are being upped from first degree to second degree murder on Monday.

Right now, police say there are no other known suspects at large.  Authorities also still don't have a motive.

<i>Reporter Gaby Fleischman contributed to this report.</i>

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Skater dies from injuries in Riverfront Park accident

    Skater dies from injuries in Riverfront Park accident

    Sunday, January 21 2018 12:11 AM EST2018-01-21 05:11:18 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - City of Spokane Parks and Recreation officials confirmed Saturday night that a skater injured Friday at Riverfront Park has died from their injuries. The skater fell and was hurt, but additional details about the extent of the injuries were not available. “The City of Spokane is deeply saddened by this horrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family, and we send our deepest condolences,” said Mayor David Condon in a release Saturday.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - City of Spokane Parks and Recreation officials confirmed Saturday night that a skater injured Friday at Riverfront Park has died from their injuries. The skater fell and was hurt, but additional details about the extent of the injuries were not available. “The City of Spokane is deeply saddened by this horrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family, and we send our deepest condolences,” said Mayor David Condon in a release Saturday.

    >>
  • What you should do if you have the flu

    What you should do if you have the flu

    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:36 AM EST2018-01-18 06:36:55 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The number of flu cases continue to rise. In Spokane County, more than 300 people have been hospitalized because of it and 14 of them have died. So how do you know you have the flu? KHQ met with Dr. Bob Lutz, Spokane County health officer. He says that the flu is a respiratory illness and if you have it, you’ll know it’s more than a cold. “You have the body aches. Everything hurts. I’ve had people tell me their eyes hurt, their hair hu...

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The number of flu cases continue to rise. In Spokane County, more than 300 people have been hospitalized because of it and 14 of them have died. So how do you know you have the flu? KHQ met with Dr. Bob Lutz, Spokane County health officer. He says that the flu is a respiratory illness and if you have it, you’ll know it’s more than a cold. “You have the body aches. Everything hurts. I’ve had people tell me their eyes hurt, their hair hu...

    >>
  • Authorities say Washington teens used dead deer as bait to hunt eagles

    Authorities say Washington teens used dead deer as bait to hunt eagles

    Saturday, January 20 2018 9:24 PM EST2018-01-21 02:24:04 GMT

    KLICKITAT COUNTY, Wash. - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police say three teens in Klickitat County were using a dead deer to bait and shoot eagles last week.

    >>

    KLICKITAT COUNTY, Wash. - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police say three teens in Klickitat County were using a dead deer to bait and shoot eagles last week.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/