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Man accused of assaulting deputies

Two Spokane County deputies received injuries Tuesday in a dispute that led to the arrest of a 44-year-old Spokane Valley man.

Steven W. Prater was arrested at 13924 E. Mallon Ave., in Spokane Valley, where two deputies responded to a domestic violence call about 8:07 p.m. Prater refused to talk to them and walked away, then refused commands to stop and resisted arrested, according to probable cause affidavit.

Prater “told deputies he wanted to fight” and hit two, deputies Petersen and Bohanek, in the face, according to the affidavit, which was filed to support two counts of third-degree assault, and single counts of fourth-degree assault, third-degree malicious mischief and resisting arrest against Prater.

Three residents witnessed the scuffle and described Prater as combative and said he’d broken a door prior to police arrival, deputies said.

Prater remained in jail on $20,000 bond late Wednesday after appearing in Spokane County Superior Court.


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