Wednesday, June 5 2013 10:25 AM EDT2013-06-05 14:25:22 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Department arrested a man for murder Tuesday morning after finding the body of a woman stuffed into a plastic tub, submerged in some sort of weak acid.>>
SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Department arrested a man for murder Tuesday morning after finding the body of a woman stuffed into a plastic tub, submerged in some sort of weak acid. The suspect, 27-year-old Jason Hart is now behind bars, but his wife talked exclusively with KHQ Tuesday after finding out that her husband was the suspect in a murder.>>
SPOKANE, Wash. - On Wednesday Judge James Triplet set murder suspect Jason Hart's bail at $500,000. Hart's arraignment on his first degree murder charge is set for June 18th. The judge ordered that, if he posts bond, Hart cannot return to the scene where the murder took place.
The Spokane County and Spokane City SWAT team arrested Hart Tuesday as they believe he killed a female victim in Nine Mile Falls. The victim's identity has still not been released by the Medical Examiner's Office although court documents say that the victim is Regan Jolley, sources close to KHQ say Jolley is 33-years-old. Jolley was found in a tub of acid.
Detectives believe the victim was killed before she was dumped in the tub of acid. The manner of death (shooting, stabbing, etc.) has still not been determined. That will also be announced by the Medical Examiner. Court documents acknowledge that investigators witnessed signs of bruising on the victim's body. Court documents state detectives believed the victim showed signs of strangulation.
On Tuesday KHQ spoke exclusively with Jessica Hart. She is still legally married to Jason, but moved out six months ago due to Jason's ongoing problems with substance abuse and his struggles with PTSD.
"The man I married is not the man who did this," Jessica Hart said.
Doctors diagnosed Hart, an Iraq Veteran, with 100% service connected PTSD.
UPDATE: The murder suspect, 27-year-old Jason Hart, is expected to make his first court appearance today at 1:30. We will have cameras in the courtroom. Hart is accused of killing his girlfriend and then putting her body in a bathtub filled with acid. Keep checking back to this web channel for updates.
UPDATE: Tuesday afternoon, KHQ's Alex Rozier spoke with the woman who is still legally married to the suspected murderer, Jason Hart.
Jessica Hart tells us the couple has two children, ages 5 & 7 and that she left him in December because of his substance abuse problem.
Jessica says she talked to Jason on Monday and he was not in a good mood.
She says she was still hoping that Hart was going to go to rehab and get better and she never saw this coming.
KHQ Local News Reporter Alex Rozier will have more tonight on KHQ Local News.
UPDATE: The victim in Nine Mile Falls was found in a plastic tub that is filled with some sort of clear liquid. That is where SWAT was exposed.
SPOKANE, Wash. - A 27-year-old man is in custody after a woman was found dead in a shed on Tuesday morning. He's identified as 27-year-old Jason Hart. Authorities believe that Hart is the main suspect. The shed the murder victim was found in is on a property in the 14,000 block of Autumn Lane in Nine Mile Falls.
Hart came out of the home hours after hostage negotiators, Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies and SWAT arrived on the scene. Dozens of law enforcement responded.
Hart's roommate made the original 911 call reporting that someone was dead. When authorities arrived they found the victim's body in the shed.
A Hazmat crew has arrived on the property. It's not clear if a hazardous material played a role in the murder.
When authorities first arrived the roommate and two elderly people were inside the home, along with the suspect. The roommate and the two elderly people later came out on their own. The female victim has not been identified.
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE:
On Tuesday morning, June 4, 2013, at 2:42 a.m., Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a residence near the 14800 block of West Autumn Lane. The complainant told dispatch that his roommate, 27-year-old Jason Hart, had murdered his girlfriend. Deputies responded to the scene and verified there was a deceased female at the residence.
Deputies surrounded the residence and the Spokane City SWAT Team responded to assist. The Sheriff's Office SWAT Team was at a different, multi-agency warrant near Newport, WA. The Sheriff's Office SWAT Team responded after they completed their warrant.
Investigators developed information through Hart's roommate, who made the 911 call, that there was an elderly male and female in the residence with Hart. Both were able to safely leave the residence leaving Hart as the only occupant.
SWAT Team members were able to establish communication with Hart, who exited the residence at approximately 11:58 a.m. Hart was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Public Safety Building to be interviewed by Sheriff's Office Detectives.
While SWAT Team members were at the residence, five team members were exposed to some type of vapor. The five members were evaluated by AMR at the scene for the vapor exposure. It was determined that there is a possible, active methamphetamine lab. at the residence.
The Sheriff's Office Meth. Lab. Team is responding to the location to process the lab. Spokane City Fire Station #1's Hazmat Team is also en route to ensure the residence is safe before investigators can begin their investigation.
The investigation is on-going. Further information will be provided at a later time. The Medical Examiner's Office will release the identity of the victim.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 9:56 PM EST2013-12-05 02:56:28 GMT
A huge plume of smoke and steam rose above a barn in northeast Spokane Wednesday morning.>>
A huge plume of smoke and steam rose above a barn in northeast Spokane Wednesday morning as a fire ripped through it, destroying Spokane business Bullseye Amusements' arcade games and carnival memorabilia.>>
Thursday, December 5 2013 12:27 PM EST2013-12-05 17:27:41 GMT
UPDATE:SPOKANE, Wash. - The missing Spokane mother and son have been found and are safe according to Officer Teresa Fuller. The mother and son had not been seen since 10AM Wednesday morning. We will update this story as soon as we get more information.>>
UPDATE:SPOKANE, Wash. - The missing Spokane mother and son have been found and are safe according to Officer Teresa Fuller. The mother and son had not been seen since 10AM Wednesday morning. We will update this story as soon as we get more information. >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:03 PM EST2013-12-05 04:03:37 GMT
Passwords for some of the most popular internet sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Google have been stolen and apparently leaked on the internet. >>
Passwords for some of the most popular internet sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Google have been stolen and apparently leaked on the internet. SpiderLabs says it uncovered the passwords during its latest internet sweep for the "Pony Botnet Controller," a malware-spreading set of programs. What this basically means is that the passwords were not leaked by Facebook or the other companies, but from thousands of computers infected with the malware.>>
Tuesday afternoon the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force arrested 22-year-old Michael Anthony Sanchez in connection with the robbery of the Dominos Pizza that happened in Hayden back on November 15th. In a press release issued Thursday afternoon, the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office did not elaborate on details of the arrest.>>
Thursday, December 5 2013 8:31 PM EST2013-12-06 01:31:37 GMT
The US Marshals Service and the Benewah County Sheriff's Office are searching for 31-year-old Britton Michael Hanson in connection to a murder. >>
The US Marshals Service and the Benewah County Sheriff's Office are searching for 31-year-old Britton Michael Hanson in connection to a murder. In a press release issued Thursday afternoon, the US Marshal's Service says Hanson is wanted for 1st Degree Premeditated Murder with a Firearm. Benewah County Sheriff Ressor says Hanson is wanted for attempted first degree murder.>>
Thursday, December 5 2013 7:36 PM EST2013-12-06 00:36:06 GMT
UPDATE: On Thursday two people were arrested after a high speed chase. It ended in the area of 13th & Lindeke near Hwy. 195.>>
UPDATE: On Thursday two people were arrested after a high speed chase. It ended in the area of 13th & Lindeke near Hwy. 195. Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies tell KHQ that the male driver rammed at least 2 patrol vehicles before being taken into custody. >>>SEND BREAKING NEWS PHOTOS TO PIX@KHQ.COM| >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 7:35 PM EST2013-12-06 00:35:26 GMT
KENNEWICK, Wash. - An Amber Alert has been issued for a 14-year-old girl last seen in Kennewick on Wednesday.>>
KENNEWICK, Wash. - An Amber Alert has been issued for a 14-year-old girl last seen in Kennewick on Wednesday. Kennewick police say Elizabeth Romero was last seen at 1800 W. 7th Avenue. Officers say they believe she is in danger. Romero is Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5'03" and 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing a white shirt and dark pants with a backpack and a pink purse.>>
Thursday, December 5 2013 7:14 PM EST2013-12-06 00:14:32 GMT
Friday: A clearing trend pushes clouds slowly southward…It's mostly sunny w/ a cutting breeze 10-15mph that only gets stronger by the afternoon into the overnight.>>
Friday: A clearing trend pushes clouds slowly southward…It's mostly sunny w/ a cutting breeze 10-15mph that only gets stronger by the afternoon into the overnight…piercing wind & temperature may "feel like" its below zero all day...Low/High 7°/14° >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 7:09 PM EST2013-12-06 00:09:20 GMT
KHQ.COM - Just before midnight on December 4, 2013, a Spirit Lake Police Officer attempted to stop a white Ford SUV for a traffic violation.>>
KHQ.COM - Just before midnight on December 4th a Spirit Lake Police Officer attempted to stop a white Ford SUV for a traffic violation. The SUV failed to stop and the officer initiated a pursuit of the vehicle. The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office and Idaho State Police were called to assist with the pursuit as the vehicle fled east on Highway 54 from Spirit Lake at speeds near 100 mph.>>
Thursday, December 5 2013 7:07 PM EST2013-12-06 00:07:29 GMT
KHQ.COM - A missing man from CDA has been found dead. >>
KHQ.COM - On December 5, 2013 Michael D. Morehead, who was previously listed as a missing person from the City of Coeur d'Alene, has been found deceased by a Kootenai County Sheriff's Office's Volunteer Search & Rescue K9 search team.>>
Thursday, December 5 2013 3:02 PM EST2013-12-05 20:02:15 GMT
KHQ.COM - Most of us have experienced this before: We take our children to go see Santa Claus only to have our children scream as if we were abandoning them forever. >>
KHQ.COM - Most of us have experienced this before: We take our children to go see Santa Claus, hoping to get a wonderful photo for the family Christmas card, only to have our children scream as if we were abandoning them forever. Here are some great photos of these moments captured in time.>>