Civil Dispute Escalates into Assault and Burglary Charges, SWAT Team Serves Search Warrant
Spokane Valley Deputies, investigating a Burglary and Assault, requested the assistance of the SWAT Team to help safely serve a search warrant at a residence on N. Burns. SWAT was requested due to the well-known history of the residence and several subjects who live and/or frequent the location.
On October 4, 2018, at approximately 7:20 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a reported assault which had occurred approximately 30 minutes earlier at a residence located in the 900 block of N. Burns.
The victim stated she has lived in a motorhome on the property for the past few years. She was standing outside of her motorhome when the homeowner came out, said he was going to pull the motorhome off the property, and began hooking a cable up to it. The victim told him to stop but he continued. She went inside and applied the brake of the motorhome to stop the homeowner from pulling it with his truck. He followed her inside without permission and an argument ensued. During the argument, she told the suspect to leave. He pushed her before exiting and continued to hook up the cable. She reapplied the brake as two females from the residence began to assault her, one punching her in the head and face while the other reached in through the door to hold her feet, preventing her escape. After the assault, all three suspects went back into the house.
The victim was provided medical attention at the scene and later transported to an area hospital for additional treatment for her injuries.
The victim and additional subjects contacted at the location stated they had not observed the three suspects leave the location and were last known to be inside the residence.
Attempts to contact the suspects were unsuccessful. Not knowing if the suspects were hiding inside, a search warrant for the residence was sought and the SWAT Team responded to safely execute the search warrant. After entering and searching the residence, the suspects were not located.
The suspects face potential charges of Burglary 1st Degree and Assault 4th Degree.