In brief: Inmate goes missing from Geiger jail
An inmate arrested in December after posting a Facebook video showing allegedly stolen items escaped Saturday from the Geiger Corrections Center.
Nathan J. Calvert, 28, was serving time for multiple felony charges when he went missing about 3:30 p.m., according to a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office news release. He had been working in the kitchen area when staff realized he was gone.
Calvert is 5-foot-8, 135 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a tan jumpsuit but may have had other clothing.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who was in the area around the time he went missing and thinks they may have seen someone matching his description to call 911.
Police investigate report on gun fired
Spokane police responded to the Special K Tavern for reports of a woman armed with a shotgun Friday night.
The 9:35 p.m. call from the tavern near the intersection of North Market Street and East Empire Avenue came as Spokane police were investigating a triple homicide in north Spokane. Prior to officers’ arrival, a caller reported the woman had fired off at least one round.
Police say the unidentified woman left the scene before officers arrived and has not yet been found. They located a vehicle they say the woman damaged, but found no evidence shots were actually fired.
The investigation continues.
The incident was just one in a string of calls Friday night that exhausted police resources, including numerous domestic violence calls, car crashes, a pedestrian-involved hit and run, and two DUI crashes, according to Spokane police Officer Dan Waters.
The Spokane Police Department on Saturday thanked citizens and the outside agencies that assisted, including the Washington State Patrol, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Border Patrol and the FBI.