Suspect Arrested for Criminal Trespass and Lewd Behavior in a Parking Lot
Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a report of a male who appeared to be smoking drugs with his pants partially down and fondling himself in a parking lot in the 2000 block of N. Argonne. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Indecent Exposure and Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree.
On May 12, 2023, at approximately 5:25 pm, Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the report of a male smoking drugs, exposing himself, and committing lewd acts in a parking lot in the 2000 block of N. Argonne.
Arriving Deputies contacted the suspect, later identified as 26-year-old Tanner D. Byrd, behind a dumpster.
Byrd immediately denied exposing himself, masturbating, or being involved in any lewd conduct. He did admit he was smoking pills and going through dumpsters looking for additional drugs. He was crouched down because the wind was causing problems as he tried to burn the pills on foil. He also admitted to watching people through windows in the area.
Byrd was informed he was detained as this incident was investigated further, and he again assured the Deputy he was not being lewd in any way; he was just smoking pills and going through dumpsters.
A check of Byrd’s name revealed a history of drug use, trespassing, and other criminal acts, including an arrest for indecent exposure. Byrd was placed in handcuffs and advised of his rights.
Byrd said he knew he had been trespassed from the property and shouldn’t be there, but he continually denied any sexual activity or indecent exposure.
While talking with a witness, who provided a very detailed account of Byrd’s actions, it was discovered that the security cameras also captured Byrd’s activities.
With this information, it was evident Byrd was not being truthful about his actions. He was arrested for Indecent Exposure and Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree and booked into the Spokane County Jail on these charges. Byrd remains in the Spokane County Jail with a total bond set at $5,000 by Spokane County Superior Court Commissioner J. Stine, which was lowered from the original $10,000 bond set by Spokane County Superior Court Commissioner J. Schmidt.