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Sprague pair allegedly caught in fowl play

Suspects plead not-guilty to charge of stealing bird net as one witness says story was fabricated

SPRAGUE – Paul Belmont Brown, 61 and Lenora Ellen Brown, 65, pleaded not-guilty to a second-degree theft charge in Lincoln County Superior Court before being booked and released Aug. 10. The duo is accused and charged with stealing a bird net from Star West Development in the city in early June.

Brown and Brown were originally arrested on charges of theft, trespassing and vandalism outside U.S. Bank on First Street in Sprague June 4, according to police records.

Star West Development contacted the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office the next day to say they had installed bird netting at the old U....


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