Spokane police arrest strangulation suspect
Spokane police arrested a man reported to be armed after the man allegedly strangled his live-in girlfriend.
Wayne S. Cooper, 28, was booked into jail on suspicion of second-degree assault, according to Sgt. Jason Hartman.
Today about 12:40 p.m., police responded to the 2600 block of East 4th Avenue for reports of a man with a 9mm handgun and contacted his girlfriend, who said he strangled her almost to the point of passing out, threw her into a vehicle, and fled with the weapon, Hartman said.
About half a dozen officers scoured the area, but one officer eventually reached Cooper on his phone and convinced him to surrender.
Cooper, who police say was hiding among houses in a busy area, was taken into custody without incident and no gun was found on him.