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Posted on: January 24, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Suspect Arrested for Threatening To Kill Three Workers

Suspect Arrested for Threatening To Kill Three Workers

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested a male suspect after he threatened to kill three employees of a business on N. Division.  The incident began when the suspect approached and confronted an adult female victim.  The suspect was booked into the Spokane County Jail for three felony accounts of Harassment.   

On January 23, 2023, at approximately 2:30 pm, Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the report of an assault at a business in the 9300 block of N. Division.  

The caller stated a customer assaulted his boss.  The suspect threw things at the victim and yelled racial slurs while his mom tried to restrain him.  

When Deputies arrived, the suspect, 30-year-old Justin A. Toombs, was observed in a “fighting type stance” in the parking space in front of the business, yelling at people standing on the sidewalk.

Toombs was detained as he struggled and continued yelling profane and threatening statements.

The three victims, one adult female, and two adult males, all stated Toombs’ violent and erratic behavior was unprovoked.  Toombs approached the female victim as she walked to a car in the parking lot.  Toombs said something similar to; you’re going to be my girlfriend and threw a phone charger at her.  Toombs was yelling, acting erratic, and calling her names, including racial slurs.   

Her two coworkers came out to assist, and Toombs turned his attention toward them as the original victim moved toward the front of the store.    

Toombs continued his erratic behavior, yelling profanity/racial slurs while taking a fighting stance saying, “I’m going to come back and kill you!”  All three victims felt the threats made by Toombs were real, and they feared for their safety and possibly their lives.  

Toombs was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for three counts of felony Harassment.

Thankfully, none of the victims were injured or needed medical aid.  

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