Man arrested for newspaper threats

Newport man being held without bail


Last updated 2/3/2022 at 5:08pm

NEWPORT – A Pend Oreille County man has been arrested in connection to threats he allegedly made against the Cheney Free Press and Spokesman-Review newspapers.

James E. Gandy, 47, was booked into the Spokane County Jail on Tuesday, Feb. 1.

At press time, he was being held without bail.

Gandy was arrested earlier in the day in Newport on felony harassment charges for allegedly making threats to “burn down” the Cheney Free Press and “kill employees,” records show. Gandy is also accused of making similar threats to the Spokesman-Review.

He was arrested on charges connected to the Sp...

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