Two men arrested on assault charges last summer were arrested again early today after a traffic stop for vehicle equipment violations led to the discovery of cocaine, Ecstasy, marijuana and misdemeanor warrants.
John Paul Ledoux, 21, and Cousteau C. Wright, 22, were arrested after Spokane Valley police Officer Justin Elliot stopped a Chevrolet Malibu in which they were passengers about 1:30 a.m. on East Sprague Avenue.
The Malibu was missing its rear bumper and had an inoperative license plate light, police said. The driver and two other passengers weren't arrested, but Ledoux was taken into custody on a warrant for malicious mischief. Police found two small baggies of cocaine in his pockets, according to a news release.
Wright was arrested on a warrant for driving while license suspended. Police found a zippered pouch with a glass marijuana pipe, cocaine, and five Ecstasy tablets that the other occupants said belonged to Wight.
Both Ledoux and Wright were booked into jail on new drug charges.
Both men are scheduled for trial next month on first-degree assault charges for a June 21 incident in which a man was stabbed in the shoulder and a teen girl was hit in the neck with the handle of a hammer.