Good samaritan who chased Avondre Graham reacts to sentence



Posted on October 31, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 31 at 7:21 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A Spokane man who helped police catch Avondre Graham after he allegedly attacked a woman said he is glad to see he is going to prison.

Police arrested Avondre Graham in September 2012, three months after the Sharlotte McGill was stabbed in broad daylight while walking her dog along Tuffy's Trail. He will serve 123 months in prison, or a little over 10 years.

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Josh Gahl was working at a nearby apartment complex when Graham attacked another woman.  Gahl heard two screams for help. A woman told him someone had attacked her and ran away.

Gahl called 911 and helped police arrest Graham. More than a year later he said he is glad the case is getting resolved.

“Kind of wasn’t looking forward to a trial, I was told I’d get wrapped up in that,” said Gahl.

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He said he is glad to see Graham going to prison. Gahl expected the man responsible for McGill’s murder to get 25 years to life.

“Yeah that’s really shocking to me but it that’s how the system works then that’s what happens,” said Gahl.

Gahl still stays in touch with the woman he helped, Debbie Watkins.