- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The state Attorney General’s Office has charged a former Spokane County deputy prosecutor with rendering criminal assistance to a felon.

Marriya Wright resigned from the prosecutor’s office last month. The misdemeanor charge carries maximum penalties of 364 days in jail and a fine of $5,000.

Authorities searched the jail cell of inmate Matthew Baumrucker in April after employees noted Wright made frequent visits there, though she was not involved in his case. Baumrucker was arrested in March for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Court records detail meetings and texts between Wright and Baumrucker when police were looking for the felon, who has the word “criminal” tattooed across his forehead.

Officials searching Baumrucker’s cell also found a picture of Wright, who is a competitive bodybuilder, wearing a bikini.

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