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By Bill Stevenson
Gazette Editor 

Tekoa man ordered to receive mental health care

He will not face criminal charges


April 15, 2021

COLFAX — A Tekoa man is receiving mental health aid instead of facing criminal charges in Whitman County Superior Court.

Ryan G. Keller, 31, was arrested on March 30 after he allegedly resisted Whitman County deputies and assaulted his grandmother. He was arrested for two counts of harassment – threats to kill, two counts of assault in the fourth degree – domestic violence, and resisting arrest.

“I declined to file charges in this matter … He was presenting with some pretty significant mental health issues,” Whitman County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Tessa Scholl. “We do not file...

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