Deputies De-escalate Incident – Safely Get Disorderly Male Help
Early this morning, Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a rural home in West Spokane County for the report of a disorderly male. Deputies arrived and successfully de-escalated the situation, took the male into protective custody, and got him the medical assistance he needed.
On November 5, 2020, at approximately 5:05 am., Spokane County Deputy McKenzie, Deputy Ouimette, and Deputy Lang responded to the residence. The caller stated an unknown male was outside, screaming, asking for help, and demanding to be let inside the home.
When Deputies arrived, the male, who appeared to be under the influence of a substance or suffering a mental crisis, was on the deck. He was sweating profusely, wearing nothing other than a t-shirt, and was yelling unintelligible statements.
Deputies were able to keep the situation calm and convinced the male to be cooperative. He was safely detained and placed in handcuffs.
Spokane County Fire and AMR personnel provided medical attention.
The male told Deputies he was in Spokane Valley, “at his home,” and his family locked him out. He continued to ramble about pizza and other random things as he appeared incapable of controlling his body, twitching and thrashing around.
He denied being under the influence of any drugs.
The homeowners did not want to pursue any charges and only wished to see the man get the medical attention he obviously needed.
Clearly, unable to care for himself and in need of medical care, he was placed into protective custody and transported to a hospital for continued care. He was not charged with a crime, nor is he facing charges stemming from this incident.