While reporting on the recent East Lewis County murder of Aron Christensen, it came to the Lewis County News' attention that the Sergeant in charge of the murder investigation, Jeffery Humphrey has an employment history raising competence issues.
In 2012, Detective Humphrey was involved in a major cartel drug distribution investigation while intimately involved with one of the suspects, Maggie Mahoric (aka. Maggie Engel). The United States Attorney's Office (USAO) in Tacoma declined to prosecute the case due in part to Humphrey's "intimate relationship" with Mahoric. The reason for not prosecuting was: "At the end of the conversation, the USAO declined to prosecute due to the inappropriate actions by the Lewis County Detective and the lack of supervision by their then sergeant (now Sheriff Rob Snaza) leaving the investigation in limbo."
The Legacy Food Bank, located in South Bend, has been serving the community in one capacity or another since 1985. Currently, Legacy provides food to over 300 families each month, for an average of 650 people. It is a much needed, and appreciated, service to those in need in our area.
Legacy is run by an all-volunteer Board who unfortunately, due to age and physical limitations, do not feel they can continue performing the tasks that are necessary to keep the food bank open. At this point we are hoping, and praying, that we can find others who are willing to take over the operation of the food bank.
South Bend graduate from the class of 2002, Robert Sounvonnakasy has published again. His fans will be excited to read his new book Melissa Weller and The Curse of Branford Manor.
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