Major Crimes Detectives Search for Information
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives are asking for the public’s help as they search for information regarding a stabbing which occurred on May 23, 2018. Fortunately, the victim only received non-life-threatening injuries. The reporting of the incident to law enforcement was delayed and Detectives have minimal information regarding the suspects.
On May 23, 2018, between the hours of 2:30 and 3:00 a.m., four juveniles were bored and decided to go to Mountainside Middle School and sit on the benches near the field.
The juvenile victim realized he forgot his cell phone in the vehicle and ran back to retrieve it. As he opened the car door, an unknown suspect approached, pushed him into the driver’s seat and began hitting/stabbing the victim before running away into the woods.
The victim was stabbed three times during the assault, once in the arm and twice in the abdomen. The victim did not receive treatment for the non-life-threatening wounds until later in the evening after reporting the incident.
The suspect was described as older, possibly an adult male with facial hair, wearing khaki pants/shorts and a gray/dark hoodie. Detectives believe the suspect was walking east on E. Day Mt. Spokane Rd. and fled north from the vehicle which was parked in the northwest corner of the parking lot.
The involved juveniles were unable to provide any additional information regarding the suspect or why he assaulted the victim.
Major Crimes Detectives are hoping someone in our community can provide information regarding a possible motive or can help identify the suspect. Investigators also ask residents in the area (specifically Day Mt. Spokane Rd. between Freya Rd-Fairview Rd. and the Brighton Place neighborhood) with security systems to review their video footage of May 23, 2018, between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 4:30 a.m., for any potential video of the suspect or suspicious activity.
Anyone with information regarding this assault, or can provide any tips which could help investigators, is urged to call Detective Marc Melville at 509-477-3325, reference #10068769.