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Posted on: December 31, 2017

[ARCHIVED] DV Suspect Agrees K9 Khan is “Real Good”


DV Suspect Agrees K9 Khan is “Real Good”

Spokane Valley Deputy Tyler Kullman and K9 Khan located a fleeing DV suspect, 34-year-old Alex J. Heglund, hiding in some bushes in the 11700 block of E. 36th Ave. in Spokane Valley.  He was booked into the Spokane County Jail for Assault 4th Degree (DV), Malicious Mischief 3rd Degree and Obstructing.

On December 23, 2017, just after 7:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputy Kullman and his partner K9 Khan arrived to assist Deputies investigating a domestic violence incidence at a residence located in the 11700 block of E. 36th Ave. 

During the domestic violence investigation, Deputies at the scene developed probable cause to arrest Heglund who had fled the scene on foot when they first arrived for assault, malicious mischief and obstructing.

With this information coupled with Heglund’s history of violence and possession of weapons a perimeter was established and Deputy Kullman and K9 Khan were called to assist.  While K9 announcements were given over the perimeter unit’s PA systems, K9 Khan began a track to locate Heglund. 

K9 Khan began tracking to the east from the victim’s residence.  Approximately three houses away, K9 Khan changed directions around a travel trailer and entered some large bushes and immediately made contact with Heglund.  After several commands for Heglund to show his hands, he complied and was taken into custody without further incident. 

Heglund was provided medical attention before being booked into jail.  Deputy Kullman explained to Heglund why K9 Khan was deployed to locate and apprehend him as Heglund’s moods seemed to erratically swing from angry and aggressive to calm.  Heglund didn’t say much except he was tough and K9 Khan “is good, real good”. 

Heglund faces charges of Assault 4th Degree (DV), Malicious Mischief 3rd Degree (DV) and Obstructing Law Enforcement.


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