Juvenile Female Arrested for Arson and Attempted Murder
Spokane Valley Fire Fighters/Arson Investigators and Spokane Valley Patrol Deputies/Major Crimes Detectives responded to investigate an early morning fire at an apartment in Spokane Valley. Through the investigation, Deputies developed probable cause to arrest the juvenile female, charging her with Arson 1st Degree and 4-counts of Murder 1st Degree (attempted).
On September 28, 2020, at approximately 3:50 a.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a fire at a residence in a 10200 block of E. 14th, in Spokane Valley.
Arriving Deputy’s learned the four adults living at the location were able to escape the flames, but a 15-year-old female’s location was unknown.
The initial information received from the adult victims indicated they woke up due to the fire alarms, giving them time to escape. Some reported smelling the odor of gasoline and described seeing a path or trail of fire.
A few minutes later, the juvenile female appeared, walking toward the home.
Deputies developed probable cause to arrest the juvenile female, charging her with Arson 1st Degree and 4-counts of Murder 1st Degree (attempted).
She was transported and booked into the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center.
Major Crimes Detectives and Fire Investigators responded to the scene to continue the investigation and process the scene for evidence.
One of the adults remains hospitalized for treatment for non-life-threatening burns and cuts to his feet, legs, and hands.