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Former Spokane County Deputy Prosecutor sentenced for rendering criminal assistance

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Marriya Wright (pictured center to the left of her attorney) pleaded guilty to Rendering Criminal Assistance to fugitive Matthew Baumrucker in March 2014. Marriya Wright (pictured center to the left of her attorney) pleaded guilty to Rendering Criminal Assistance to fugitive Matthew Baumrucker in March 2014.
Marriya Wright (Right) entered a guilty plea to Rendering Criminal Assistance to fugitive Matthew Baumrucker (Left) in March 2014 Marriya Wright (Right) entered a guilty plea to Rendering Criminal Assistance to fugitive Matthew Baumrucker (Left) in March 2014
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The Attorney General's Office announced in October charges would be filed against Wright. Prosecutors say Wright helped hide Baumrucker from police on March 3, 2014 while he was wanted on a warrant and suspicion of assault. 

The Attorney General said while Baumrucker was hiding from police in an apartment, he called Wright for help. Wright then allegedly advised Baumrucker and then later came and picked him up from an apartment. 

For pleading guilty, Wright gets a 1 year suspended jail sentence, 60 hours community service, 12 monitored probation but it can be suspended after May.

The judge agreed with Wright's attorney saying that the contact she had with convicted felon Matthew Baumrucker was honest and she had "good intentions" but still must pay the consequences. Wright's license to practice law is also in review by the Bar Association.

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