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Man arrested on assault charges after middle-school students’ tip

A man was arrested on a domestic violence assault charge after two middle school students reported a woman screaming from a speeding motor home he was driving Thursday morning.

James Davis, 50, was arrested by Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies after two Evergreen Middle School students reported the suspicious vehicle to school officials shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday. He was booked into the Spokane County Jail a little after 10 a.m.

The two students were walking to class when they heard a woman scream for help through the windows of a motor home being driven erratically by a man in his 30s or 40s and wearing a tank top with a “dirty appearance.” The woman could not be seen through the tinted windows of the motor home.

The witnesses reported seeing the vehicle as they walked north on Adams Road between East 16th and 17th avenues, about a block and a half from school grounds. The two reported what they saw and heard to school officials when arriving at Evergreen, and they alerted police. The witnesses said the home sped through a stop sign at 16th and Adams and jumped the curb before speeding off just after 8 a.m.

Deputies found the motor home about 2 miles from the school at the intersection of North McDonald Road and East Sprague Avenue shortly after the students made the report. The victim in the case is an adult woman, the Sheriff’s Office said.