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Posted on: July 3, 2019

[ARCHIVED] K9 Bane Seeks Suspect Who Attempts to Hide

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K9 Bane Seeks Suspect Who Attempts to Hide 

Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a suspect hiding inside a residence in violation of a Domestic Violence Order of Protection.  After obtaining a search warrant, K9 Bane located the suspect hiding in a bedroom where Deputies took him into custody.     

On July 2, 2019, at approximately 7:25 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a residence located in the 5800 block of E. 4th Ave. in Spokane Valley for a reported Domestic Violence Order of Protection Violation (DVOPV).  The caller reported he observed 50-year-old Robert S. Dobbs kick in the door of the home and go inside.  The residence was listed as the home of the protected person named in a valid DVOPV. 

Deputies arrived at the location and contacted the protected person at the location who was not cooperative and would not give consent for Deputies to search the residence.

Additional computer checks of Dobbs’ name revealed he was a 6-time convicted felon (criminal mischief-deadly weapon, possession of a controlled substance, felony theft, malicious mischief, and burglary) and he also had several misdemeanor violation convictions.  Deputies also located an active warrant for Dobbs’ arrest for a prior DVOPV violation at the same address. 

After further investigation, Deputy Turner applied for and was granted a search warrant to enter the residence as Deputies gave multiple warnings a K9 would be used to locate Dobbs if he didn’t surrender.  Dobbs did not respond during this extended period of time.    

At approximately 8:30 p.m., Deputies, with the assistance of Deputy Hilton and his partner K9 Bane, executed the search warrant.  At the front door, Deputies announced themselves, their intention to enter and search the home and that a search warrant had been obtained.  Additional K9 announcements were also given but ignored by Dobbs.

Not knowing if Dobbs was armed in addition to his continued refusal to peacefully surrender, Deputy Hilton deployed K9 Bane.  K9 Bane began searching the home and eventually made his way into a back bedroom where he located and made contact with Dobbs.  Dobbs initially resisted and attempted to pry his way free from the grasp of K9 Bane, but Deputies quickly took him into custody. 

Dobbs was provided medical attention at the scene.  He smelled of gasoline and reported he had ingested fuel stabilizer prior to being taken into custody.  He was transported to a hospital for further treatment and observation before being transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for new charges of Residential Burglary, Violation of a DVOPV and Resisting Arrest in addition to his warrant for Violation of a DVOPV. 

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