UPDATE: “Tips” Lead to the Identification and Arrest of Robbery Suspects
Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives continued to investigate and, with “tips” from the public, confirmed the identity of the Armed Robbery Suspects. Both suspects have been located and booked into the Spokane County Jail.
Suspect #1 was identified as 34-year-old Jason R. Degler. Major Crimes Detective James Hall confirmed Degler’s identity and developed probable cause to charge him with Robbery 1st Degree. On March 30, 2022, Detective Hall and Detective Jason Hunt located Degler near the Sprague and Havana area and took him into custody without incident.
Degler was booked into the Spokane County Jail for Robbery 1st Degree. He is also being held on two additional charges, Trafficking in Stolen Property 2nd Degree and Escape 2nd Degree, stemming from other incidents. Degler’s total bond amount was set by Spokane County Superior Court Commissioner John Stine (first two charges) and Spokane County Superior Court Judge Maryann Moreno (third charge) at $45,000.
Suspect #2 was identified as 40-year-old Michael C. Malysa, and Detective Hall developed probable cause through the investigation to charge Malysa with Robbery 1st Degree.
On April 9, 2022, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies were notified that Spokane Police Officers had contacted Malysa in the vehicle believed to have been used in the robbery. Malysa was taken into custody without incident, and the vehicle was seized as evidence and towed, pending a search warrant.
Malysa was booked into the Spokane County Jail for Robbery 1st Degree. His bond was set at $100,000 by Spokane County Superior Court Judge John Cooney.
We are thankful for all the “tips” submitted that helped Investigators positively identify these two suspects and hold them accountable.
We also appreciate the assistance and thank the Spokane Police Department Officers who located and safely arrested the second suspect.
Information Released on March 25, 2022:
Can You Help Identify These Armed Robbery Suspects?
Spokane Valley Deputies are attempting to identify and locate two armed robbery suspects and would like the public’s help.
On March 25, 2022, at approximately 8:30 am., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a reported possible armed robbery call at Walgreens, 15510 E. Sprague Avenue, in Spokane Valley.
The caller stated two male suspects (pictured) entered the store, contacted an employee, and demanded money from the cash register. The victim employee said one suspect partially pulled what appeared to be a firearm from his pocket during the robbery.
Suspect #1 is described as a white male, approximately 5’10”, wearing a green plaid sweater jacket with hood, mask, and black shorts.
Suspect #2 is described as a white male wearing a tan jacket with a black hooded sweatshirt underneath and black pants.
Possible car: The suspects left the store and are believed to drive away in the pictured white (light-colored) 4-door sedan.
Anyone who can help identify these suspects or know where they could be are asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233, reference #10035974.