Stolen guns lead to SWAT team raids
A reported burglary in Medical Lake last weekend and theft of more than 20 guns resulted in SWAT team raids Wednesday night by deputies and the arrest of a man who reportedly promised the homeowner’s daughter a car if she provided the guns.
The case began when a homeowner in the 1100 block of North Wilcox Street in Medical Lake contacted deputies Saturday regarding several stolen guns. The Sheriff’s Office then received a tip that a girl was trying to sell guns to other juveniles, sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Craig Chamberlin said in a news release.
Detectives investigated and developed information indicating that the daughter of the man who made the original report and 20-year-old Cody Wolfley took the guns from the Medical Lake home, Chamberlin said.
“Investigators developed information that the juvenile female was promised a vehicle if she provided weapons to 21-year-old Bradley Kelly,” Chamberlin wrote.
Detectives began following Kelly Wednesday afternoon and took him into custody. The Spokane County SWAT team then served warrants Wednesday evening at residences near the 1000 block of East Ladd Road, in the 300 block of East Fellows Road and in the 1000 block of North Dover Road.
This morning, detectives searched Kelly’s truck and located a loaded AK-47 assault rifle underneath the truck frame and a Keltec firearm in the rear toolbox. Both guns were reported stolen last weekend from the Medical Lake home.
Kelly is scheduled to appear today for a first-appearance in Spokane County Superior Court on nine counts of possession of a stolen firearm, according to court records.
“Detectives anticipate additional arrests and warrants as the investigation continues,” Chamberlin said.