On June 4, 2016 at approximately 11:00 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy James Wang observed a male, wearing a backpack, riding a bicycle without a headlamp on Park north of Sprague.
Deputy Wang stopped the male, identified as 37-year-old Keiley E. Herrin, and informed him he was required to have a headlamp when riding a bicycle at night. Herrin stated he was only riding a short distance to see his girlfriend and thought it would be okay. He also informed Deputy Wang he might have a Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) warrant for his arrest.
Deputy Wang check Herrin’s name via his radio and was informed Herrin did have a felony warrant for his arrest. Herrin threw his bicycle down and began to flee on foot. Deputy Wang ordered Herrin to stop and that he was under arrest, but Herrin continued to run.
In a parking lot at 111 North Ella, Herrin tripped and fell to the ground. When Herrin got up, he noticed Deputy Wang was rapidly approaching him. Herrin immediately put his hands up and began to follow commands. As Deputy Wang was taking Herrin into custody, Herrin’s girlfriend started running toward them yelling for Deputy Wang to get off of Herrin. Deputy Wang identified himself and told her to stay back and she complied.
During an inventory search of Herrin’s backpack, Deputy Wang located a plastic container with a white crystal substance and a glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine. The substance was tested and showed a presumptive positive result for methamphetamine.
Herrin was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for his felony warrant and additional charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, Obstructing Law Enforcement and Resisting Arrest.