South Hill Deadly Home Invasion: Timothy Suckow's Criminal Past - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

South Hill Deadly Home Invasion: Timothy Suckow's Criminal Past

Posted: Updated:
ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share
Timothy E. Suckow, 50, was arrested for 1st Degree Murder of Doug Carlile Timothy E. Suckow, 50, was arrested for 1st Degree Murder of Doug Carlile
  • South Hill Deadly Home Invasion: Timothy Suckow's Criminal PastMore>>

  • The Tangled Web: A Murder-For-Hire Plot

    The Tangled Web: A Murder-For-Hire Plot

    Thursday, January 16 2014 5:25 PM EST2014-01-16 22:25:11 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The details surrounding the murder of Doug Carlile, 63, read like a hard boiled detective novel: business deals gone wrong, two-bit thugs in over their heads, murder for hire, and the lawless oil fields of North Dakota. But Spokane Police detectives say all of those elements, and more, played into Carlile's murder.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The details surrounding the murder of Doug Carlile, 63, read like a hard boiled detective novel: business deals gone wrong, two-bit thugs in over their heads, murder for hire, and the lawless oil fields of North Dakota. But Spokane Police detectives say all of those elements, and more, played into Carlile's murder.More >>
  • Latest Developments on the Douglas Carlile Home Invasion Murder

    Latest Developments on the Douglas Carlile Home Invasion Murder

    Read the latest developments regarding the murder of Douglas Carlile in Spokane's Rockwood neighborhood on the South Hill.
    More >>
    Read the latest developments regarding the murder of Douglas Carlile in Spokane's Rockwood neighborhood on the South Hill.
    More >>

SPOKANE, Wash. - Timothy Suckow's criminal history goes back some 30 years, to 1982, in Spokane. But what might reveal more about him, his thought process and his actions, is his disturbing mental history. KHQ's Kelsey Watts poured over court documents from 1995 that detail Suckow's court history. They state he became "a competent adult and functional human being" around age 30, after being medicated for mental illness and bipolar manic-depression.

But before age 30, in 1982, Suckow burglarized what was Pieroni's restaurant on East Third in Spokane. He also burglarized a home on North Campbell in Otis Orchards. A year later a "violent psychotic disturbance" led him to destroy his apartment on North Colton Street.

He was then admitted to Sacred Heart, where medical staff made disturbing notes about his "history of devil worshipping, explosive anger, and paranoia," noting Suckow himself said "I'm always hearing voices, Satan talking to me." A year later, his condition only got worse, and he spoke of being possessed by a demon. The documents go on to say that Suckow attempted suicide a number of times, and has been admitted and discharged from Eastern State Hospital at least three times.

Suckow was under supervision by Washington's Department of Corrections until 1995. Since then he has had no documented arrests in Spokane.



HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Documents detail reasoning behind removal of Former Spokane street director

    Documents detail reasoning behind removal of Former Spokane street director

    Friday, June 23 2017 12:41 AM EDT2017-06-23 04:41:35 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - You might remember - Mark Serbousek was removed from the top spot in the Streets Department - the day before a storm dumped another 7 inches of snow on Spokane. Many wondered at the time whether a winter's worth of complaints about inadequate plowing and pothole repair had anything to do with it. This stack of documents - including emails, memos, and text messages and covering late 2016 through 

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - You might remember - Mark Serbousek was removed from the top spot in the Streets Department - the day before a storm dumped another 7 inches of snow on Spokane. Many wondered at the time whether a winter's worth of complaints about inadequate plowing and pothole repair had anything to do with it. This stack of documents - including emails, memos, and text messages and covering late 2016 through 

    More >>
  • Hoopfest: then and now

    Hoopfest: then and now

    Thursday, June 22 2017 11:48 PM EDT2017-06-23 03:48:54 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. How the times have changed. This weekend is Hoopfest's 27th year. And while we're all excited about everything the world's largest 3-on-3 tournament has to offer ... it's fun to look back and see how far we've come. In June of 1990 backyard ball took on a whole new meaning IN Spokane. It was Hoopfests humble beginnings. A time when shirts versus skins was still okay. A time when no one could predict just how big this tournament was going t...

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. How the times have changed. This weekend is Hoopfest's 27th year. And while we're all excited about everything the world's largest 3-on-3 tournament has to offer ... it's fun to look back and see how far we've come. In June of 1990 backyard ball took on a whole new meaning IN Spokane. It was Hoopfests humble beginnings. A time when shirts versus skins was still okay. A time when no one could predict just how big this tournament was going t...

    More >>
  • Hoopfest team finds third player to keep family tradition alive

    Hoopfest team finds third player to keep family tradition alive

    Thursday, June 22 2017 11:29 PM EDT2017-06-23 03:29:09 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Each year thousands of players come together for the world’s largest 3-on-3-basketball tournament, but one team is still missing their most valuable player. Joey Cawyer played at Hoopfest for a decade before passing away from brain cancer in 2013. “It was really hard to watch Joey go,” said his mother, Cindy Anderson.

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Each year thousands of players come together for the world’s largest 3-on-3-basketball tournament, but one team is still missing their most valuable player. Joey Cawyer played at Hoopfest for a decade before passing away from brain cancer in 2013. “It was really hard to watch Joey go,” said his mother, Cindy Anderson.

    More >>