SWAT Team & Detectives Successfully Locate Drugs, Weapons & Suspects
Early this morning, the Spokane Valley SWAT Team assisted Detectives in serving a search warrant stemming from a drugs/weapons investigation at a residence in the 10900 block of East Grace in Spokane Valley. Initially three people were detained and a fourth was believed to be armed and hiding inside the residence. After continual announcements were made and chemical irritants deployed, SWAT Team members entered the residence and began a slow and methodical search. The suspect was located and arrested without incident.
On August 15, 2017, at approximately 5:45 a.m., the Spokane Valley SWAT Team arrived at a residence located in the 10900 block of East Grace to assist Detectives with the service of a search warrant. Detectives obtained the search warrant as part of a distribution/sale of illegal drugs investigation where they also received information the suspect(s) may be armed.
Initially, an adult male and female followed SWAT Team commands, exited the residence, and were detained. A second adult female was observed inside the residence and after a short time complied with commands, surrendered and was detained.
Believing a second male, later identified as 26 year-old Brian J. Partridge, was still inside refusing to follow commands and had access to weapons, chemical irritants were deployed inside the residence without success. Knowing Partridge had access to weapons and has been armed in the past, more irritant was deployed, hoping it would cause Partridge to surrender but he remained defiant.
SWAT Team members entered the residence and conducted a slow and methodical search, going room by room. Partridge was eventually discovered hiding under a deck at the rear of the residence by K9 Gunnar and Deputy Hunt and was taken into custody. It is believed Partridge crawled from the residence to escape the chemical irritants.
During their search and recovery of evidence, Detectives seized three suppressors, four firearms (1 confirmed stolen), Methamphetamine, Heroin, Xanax, scales, packaging material associated with the sale of drugs and cash.
Partridge was booked into the Spokane County Jail for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (6 counts), Possession of a Controlled Substance (3 counts-Methamphetamine, Heroin & Xanax) Obstructing Law Enforcement, Resisting Arrest and a Washington State Department of Corrections Warrant/Community Custody Hold (Original Charges of Robbery 2nd Degree).
Detectives also arrested 22 year-old Bailey J. Counts and booked her into the Spokane County Jail for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (3 counts) and Possession of a Controlled Substance (3 counts-Methamphetamine, Heroin & Xanax).
The additional two adults detained this morning were released and not charged.
This is still an active investigation and additional arrests or charges are possible.