UPDATE: Stabbing Suspect Arrested and Charged with Assault 2nd Degree and Robbery 1st Degree
Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies located the female suspect in yesterday’s stabbing on N. Fairwood Drive. The suspect, identified as 18-year-old Kelsie J. Aitken, was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Assault 2nd Degree and Robbery 1st Degree.
Deputy J. Nave continued investigating this incident and learned the suspect (Kelsie) and the victim became involved in an argument inside Kelsie’s apartment. The argument escalated when Kelsie demanded the victim’s car keys and began stabbing him in the shoulder/arm area.
Based on the investigation, probable cause to charge Kelsie with Assault 2nd Degree and Robbery 1st Degree was established. Early this morning (01/12/2023), Deputies located Kelsie at her apartment and safely arrested her without incident.
Deputies also contacted a male, identified as 21-year-old Johnathon B. Hotchkiss, while at the apartment. He was arrested on an unrelated misdemeanor warrant and booked into jail.
This remains an active investigation.
Original press release sent January 11, 2023:
Deputies Respond to Stabbing on N. Fairwood Drive
Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the report of a stabbing in North Spokane County on Fairwood Drive. The adult male victim was treated and released from the hospital for non-life-threatening wounds to his should/arm. The adult female suspect fled the scene prior to the arrival of Deputies and has not been located. A second male, not involved in the assault, was contacted at the apartment. He was arrested for violating an unrelated Protection Order, Burglary, and four warrants.
On January 11, 2023, at approximately 9:30 am, Spokane County Deputies responded to the report of a stabbing at an apartment complex in the 12300 block of N. Fairwood Drive.
The adult male victim left the scene prior to the arrival of Deputies. Responding Deputies located the vehicle transporting the victim near Division Road and Hastings and conducted a traffic stop. The victim, suffering from stab wounds to his shoulder/arm, was contacted, and Deputies provided medical care until medical personnel arrived. The victim was transported to the hospital for what appeared to be non-life-threatening wounds, where he was treated and released.
Deputies back at the scene continued investigating the assault and obtained a search warrant for the apartment where the altercation occurred. They contacted a male, identified as 20-year-old Bryden D. Aiken. Through the investigation, it was determined Aiken was not involved in the assault. However, he had four active warrants for his arrest and a valid Protection Order prohibiting him from lawfully being at the location.
Aiken was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Violation of an Order, Burglary, and the four warrants (Violation of an Order, two counts of Malicious Mischief 3rd Degree, Assault 4th Degree, and a No Contact Order violation), all unrelated to the original stabbing incident.
The adult female suspect fled the scene prior to the arrival of Deputies, and she had not been contacted or interviewed. This remains an active investigation, and depending on the outcome, assault charges are possible.