UPDATE: SVIU Detectives Search Two Additional Residences
Stemming from this active investigation, Spokane Valley Investigative Unit (SVIU) Detectives developed probable cause to request and obtain a search warrant for two additional residences this weekend. Detectives recovered a large amount of suspected stolen property (estimated over $100,000), along with drugs, a firearm and ammunition.
On April 13, 2018, SVIU Detectives executed a search warrant for two residences in connection to this investigation. Detective Jeff Thurman requested and obtained a search warrant for two residences located in the 100 block of E. Mission which SVIU, assisted by Patrol Deputies, executed Friday afternoon.
No arrests were made at the time of the warrant service; however, Detectives seized a firearm, 80 rounds of ammunition, a Counterfeit $100 bill, small amounts of Heroin and Methamphetamine, 25 pounds of harvested Marijuana and a large amount of suspected stolen property. The recovered property which has an estimated value over $100,000, filled four pickup trucks and two SUVs.
Detectives continue to unravel this criminal web of activity as they work to identify the victims of the stolen property recovered, which includes two victims of burglaries into Latah County, Idaho.
Several additional charges/arrests are expected as this investigation continues.
To date, during this investigation, Detectives have made three arrests, recovered over $140,000 in property and seized six firearms, numerous magazines, over 8,000 rounds of ammunition, and multiple additional firearms parts and optics. They have also seized a large amount of Heroin along with Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Marijuana and over 300 pills.
Original Press Release from April 11, 2018:
SVIU Detectives Obtain a Search Warrant for Two Residences; Three Arrested as Investigation Continues
Spokane Valley Investigative Unit (SVIU) Detectives, with the assistance of SWAT Team members, executed the search warrant which resulted in the arrest of two suspects for possession of stolen property and one for a felony warrant. This investigation remains active and additional charges/arrests are expected.
On April 10, 2018, SVIU Detective Jeff Thurman obtained a search warrant for two residences, one in the 1300 block of S. Ray and a second in the 1600 block of W. Toni Rae Drive.
At approximately 10:00 p.m., SVIU Detectives, assisted by the Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team with Air 2 overhead, executed the search warrant at the residence on W. Toni Rae Drive. Multiple subjects were detained but two defiantly remained inside the residence despite multiple attempts by HNT negotiators to make contact and PA announcements/commands to surrender.
After several hours, SWAT Team members, including Sheriff’s Office and Spokane Police Department K9s, entered the residence and located 39-year-old Adam K. Wilkening and 32-year-old Tegan M. Rushworth.
During the evening/early morning hours, the search warrant was also served on the residence on S. Ray.
As a result of this investigation, two stolen trailers, a 2011 Salem Cruise and a 2008 Eclipse Attitude Toy Hauler, were recovered. The trailers were reported stolen from a Spokane Valley business on March 12, 2018, and had a total estimated value of over $35,000.
Rushworth, a five-time convicted felon (Theft of a Motor Vehicle (2 counts), Identity Theft, Forgery and Theft of a Firearm), was booked into the Spokane County Jail for two counts of Possession of Stolen Property 2nd Degree.
Wilkening, a two-time convicted felon (Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of Controlled Substance), was booked into the Spokane County Jail for two counts of Possession of Stolen Property 2nd Degree and two felony warrants (Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Bail Jumping).
Detectives seized property/vehicles/evidence and this investigation is ongoing with additional charges/arrests expected in the future.
Also arrested at the Toni Rae Drive location: 31-year-old Ernest T. Dasher who was booked into the Spokane County Jail for an unrelated felony warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Due to this, no further information can be released at this time.