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Deputy avoids spit; suspect faces felony

A Spokane man arrested on a disorderly conduct charge Friday upped the judicial ante by spitting at a deputy's face, authorities said today.

Christopher Joseph Davison, 23, faces a felony third-degree assault charge after the incident at the jail with Deputy Liljenberg. Liljenberg arrested Davison on a misdemeanor charge after contacting him in the parking lot at Safeway on West France Avenue.

Davison was confrontational and drunk and had been walking in the roadway and disrupting traffic, according to a news release by Deputy Craig Chamberlin, spokesman for the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.

Liljenberg asked Davison if he could give him a ride somewhere, but Davison declined “and told the deputy he was going to walk to the moon,” Chamberlin wrote.  “As expected, Davison continued to yell and kick at traffic causing traffic to slow due to Davison unpredictable actions.”

Davison was transported to jail, where he spit at Liljenberg's face while being escorted to the booking area. Liljenberg avoided the saliva, Chamberlin said.

Davison remains in jail on $1,000 bond after appearing before a judge Monday.

Suspect too drunk to proceed w/ court

A Nespelem man accused of spitting in a Spokane police officer's face while drunk was back in court today after a judge deemed him too intoxicated to proceed with a hearing last week.

Jack Vincent, a.k.a. Turner, who turned 40 on Monday, was “incredibly inebriated” when he spit in the face of Officer Aaron Kirby after Kirby responded to a call of a disorderly person at 907 W. 3rd Ave., on Thursday, Superior Court Judge Michael Price said today.

Most of the saliva did not hit Kirby “but droplets hit him in the face and the front of his uniform,” according to a probable cause affidavit.

Vincent faces a third-degree assault charge for the alleged saliva. Police also wanted him charged with disorderly conduct for swearing at them, but prosecutors say they are not pursuing that charge.

Vincent appeared in Spokane County Superior Court on Friday, but was “frankly, under the influence, and we just couldn't continue with the hearing,” Price said today.

Vincent's bond was set at $1,000 today.

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