Three people arrested in connection to Tekoa arson case - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Three people arrested in connection to Tekoa arson case

Posted: Updated:
The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three people believed to be involved in a house fire from last fall in Tekoa, WA. The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three people believed to be involved in a house fire from last fall in Tekoa, WA.
TEKOA, Wash. -

Three people have been arrested in connection to an arson case last fall in Tekoa. 

The home, located in the 500 block of Truax, was destroyed and at the time the official cause of the fire was undetermined. 

In January, investigators with the Whitman County Sheriff's Office received a tip that the fire had been intentionally set, and that the homeowner was directly involved in the planning. After the fire, the homeowner was paid more than $150,000 for the damage to the home. 

Acting on this tip, investigators arrested 49-year-old Diane R. Galler and 26-year-old Darien M. Rhoads of Spokane for their involvement. On Sunday, 27-year-old Raymond C. Rhoads, also of Spokane, turned himself in after learning there was an warrant for his arrest. 

All three individuals were booked into the Whitman County Jail facing charges of 1st Degree Arson and are cooperating with the investigation at this time. 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Idaho teen recovering after being hit by a car

    Idaho teen recovering after being hit by a car

    Monday, November 20 2017 4:42 PM EST2017-11-20 21:42:07 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - A 13-year-old boy is recovering after he was hit by a car on Seltice Way near State Line. The victim said moments after he was hit, the driver fled the scene. The boy's dad told KHQ's Hayley Guenthner that Saturday night around 9:00, his son went to grab a snack from the gas station about a block from their home. He said the car veered off the road and into the parking lot where his son was. When a woman came to 

    >>

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - A 13-year-old boy is recovering after he was hit by a car on Seltice Way near State Line. The victim said moments after he was hit, the driver fled the scene. The boy's dad told KHQ's Hayley Guenthner that Saturday night around 9:00, his son went to grab a snack from the gas station about a block from their home. He said the car veered off the road and into the parking lot where his son was. When a woman came to 

    >>
  • Spokane's historic Ice Storm is now 21 years old

    Spokane's historic Ice Storm is now 21 years old

    Sunday, November 19 2017 4:56 PM EST2017-11-19 21:56:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Friday marked two years since windstorm 2015 knocked down trees, caused massive damage and left thousands of people without power in and around Spokane. Just a few days later marks another historic weather-related anniversary in the region: Ice Storm 1996.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Friday marked two years since windstorm 2015 knocked down trees, caused massive damage and left thousands of people without power in and around Spokane. Just a few days later marks another historic weather-related anniversary in the region: Ice Storm 1996.

    >>
  • Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old dies

    Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old dies

    Sunday, November 19 2017 1:30 PM EST2017-11-19 18:30:54 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) - Two nurses lost their licenses after a television station persuaded courts to unseal a video secretly recorded by the family of a man who died in their care.    The video shows the World War II veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he can't breathe. It also shows the nurses failing to take life-saving measures, and laughing as they try to start an oxygen machine.

    >>

    ATLANTA (AP) - Two nurses lost their licenses after a television station persuaded courts to unseal a video secretly recorded by the family of a man who died in their care.    The video shows the World War II veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he can't breathe. It also shows the nurses failing to take life-saving measures, and laughing as they try to start an oxygen machine.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Girl Scouts to parents: Daughters don’t owe anyone a hug

    Girl Scouts to parents: Daughters don’t owe anyone a hug

    Monday, November 20 2017 5:56 PM EST2017-11-20 22:56:01 GMT

    KHQ.COM - The Girl Scouts issued a warning to parents on their website Monday asking them to think twice before forcing their daughters to hug or kiss relatives at holiday gatherings.  "Have you ever insisted, 'Uncle just got here—go give him a big hug!' or 'Auntie gave you that nice toy, go give her a kiss,' when you were worried your child might not offer affection on her own? 

    >>

    KHQ.COM - The Girl Scouts issued a warning to parents on their website Monday asking them to think twice before forcing their daughters to hug or kiss relatives at holiday gatherings.  "Have you ever insisted, 'Uncle just got here—go give him a big hug!' or 'Auntie gave you that nice toy, go give her a kiss,' when you were worried your child might not offer affection on her own? 

    >>
  • White House remains noncommittal on Roy Moore

    Monday, November 20 2017 5:38 PM EST2017-11-20 22:38:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON - White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says the White House position on embattled Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore hasn't changed, and Alabama voters should decide his fate.    Her comments follow White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's assertion Monday morning that a vote for Moore's Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, would be a "vote against tax cuts."

    >>

    WASHINGTON - White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says the White House position on embattled Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore hasn't changed, and Alabama voters should decide his fate.    Her comments follow White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's assertion Monday morning that a vote for Moore's Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, would be a "vote against tax cuts."

    >>
  • Deputies arrest man accused of hitting 13-year-old boy with car near state line

    Deputies arrest man accused of hitting 13-year-old boy with car near state line

    Monday, November 20 2017 5:02 PM EST2017-11-20 22:02:06 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man they believe hit a 13-year-old boy with his car over the weekend near the state line.  Billy B. Swift of Newman Lake was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident and inattentive driving.  The boy's father said his son went to grab a snack from the gas station near their home Saturday night when a car veered off the road.

    >>

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man they believe hit a 13-year-old boy with his car over the weekend near the state line.  Billy B. Swift of Newman Lake was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident and inattentive driving.  The boy's father said his son went to grab a snack from the gas station near their home Saturday night when a car veered off the road.

    >>