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Pair brings a bat to a knife fight

Tue., Aug. 25, 2009, 1:48 p.m.

Nighttime yelling led to a confrontation early today when a man pulled a folding knife on a Spokane Valley resident and started swinging it at him.

The resident grabbed a baseball bat and he and a cousin chased the suspect away just before 3 a.m.

Spokane Valley police arrested David Durham, 44, of Spokane Valley, on a charge of second-degree assault a short time later.

Officers said they found Durham walking north on University Road from Sprague Avenue about a half hour after the confrontation. He was carrying a folding knife, and the victim subsequently identified him as the assailant.

The resident living in the 300 block of South Dishman Road said that the knife-wielding man awakened him by yelling so he went outside to tell him to quiet down and that’s when the altercation occurred.

Durham told police he was walking from his home to a convenience store and was yelling at a dog when he was confronted by some crazy kids, according to a press release from Sgt. Dave Reagan, police spokesman.


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