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By Jeremy Burnham

Ritzville man charged with rape


Last updated 12/19/2019 at 1:04pm

The Adams County Prosecutor's office has charged a Ritzville man with rape.

According to a written statement from Ritzville Police Chief Dave McCormick, Michael A. Kuest, 27, was arrested on June 3 at approximately 7:05 p.m. Police say Kuest is listed as a transient but had recently lived in the Ritzville area.

Officers responded to a 911 call a little before 5:30 p.m. at the 400 block of East Birch Avenue in Ritzville. At McCormick’s request, officers received assistance at the scene from the Adams County Sheriff’s Department and the Washington State Patrol.

“The report came in on a...

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