Spokane Valley Deputies Arrest Two Suspects for Armed Robbery
Spokane Valley Deputies responded and quickly located two armed robbery suspects minutes after the robbery had been reported. The adult male suspect, a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm, dropped the loaded handgun over a fence, hoping it would not be discovered. The adult female suspect was also taken into custody.
On February 13, 2022, at approximately 2:30 pm., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the 5000 block of E. Sprague Avenue for a reported armed robbery.
One suspect was described as an adult male wearing a skull-type facemask, dark jacket, and tan pants. The second suspect was described as an adult female wearing a black coat, a red sweatshirt, and a white bandana facemask.
The male flashed/displayed a handgun when store security attempted to contact them after the suspects passed the points of sale without paying for items. Both suspects fled the store on foot and were last seen going south, near the area of S. Carnahan Road and E. Sprague Avenue.
Spokane Valley Deputy Schaum arrived in the area and located a male and female that matched the suspect’s description walking near 2nd Avenue and Carnahan. When Deputy Schaum attempted to contact the pair, the male, later identified as 30-year-old Kyle C. Teeples, walked over to a wooden fence and leaned over it, placing his hands out of Deputy Schaum’s sight.
Teeples and the female, identified as 33-year-old Victoria R. Orden, followed additional commands, and with the assistance of Spokane Police Officers and arriving Deputies, were taken into custody without incident.
A loaded pistol was found on the yard side of the fence where Teeples appeared to have dropped items when he was first contacted. The homeowner was contacted and said the firearm wasn’t his. The pistol was unloaded and seized as evidence.
The store employees arrived at the scene and positively identified Teeples and Orden as the robbery suspects.
A check of Teeples’ name revealed he is a convicted felon and prohibited from legally possessing a firearm.
A check of Orden’s name showed she had unrelated active warrants for her arrest.
Both Teeples and Orden were transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail. Teeples is charged with Robbery 1st Degree and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Orden is charged with Robbery 1st Degree and two unrelated warrants, consisting of two felonies and one misdemeanor charge.