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Cannon, loaded guns located in threat case


August 15, 2019

A formal charge of harassment with threat to kill was filed in superior court Thursday by Prosecutor Denis Tracy against Kent Kimberling, 61, Garfield. Kimberling was booked into jail Tuesday at 4:45 p.m.

According to the arrest report, Kimberling is alleged to have made threats in a late call Monday to a Garfield family. He also allegedly made threats against Palouse police officers who also patrol in Garfield.

The arrest report said Sheriff Brett Myers and a deputy went to the Kimberling residence Tuesday and located a cannon with an attached pop fuze, two rifles, and two .22 pistols. Als...

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