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In brief: Suspect arrested in party shooting

Spokane police have arrested a man they believe is responsible for firing several shots at a home in the 1300 block of East Nina Avenue just before 1 a.m. Saturday.

Roderick D. White, 41, was booked into Spokane County Jail on charges of assault, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

There was a party at the home and earlier there had been an argument between two men, according to police spokeswoman Monique Cotton. Police believe White fired several shots at the home and fled on foot with a group of people, Cotton said.

Witnesses identified White as the possible shooter and said he lived nearby. White was found in the backyard of a nearby residence, Cotton said.

Police obtained a search warrant for White’s home and car. Investigators found three handguns, a rifle and narcotics inside White’s car, Cotton said. A large amount of narcotics and scales were reportedly found inside the home.

Task force busts huge ‘Mansion Bash’

The Idaho State Police, Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies busted a large party at a residence on East Lookout Drive overlooking Hayden Lake on Friday.

In addition to alcohol, investigators found methamphetamine, marijuana, mushrooms and cocaine at the home.

Police became aware of a “Mansion Bash” event being planned at the home that was expected to attract about 300 people, according to an ISP news release. When police arrived with a search warrant around 9:30 p.m. they found around 240 people there.

Nineteen people were arrested for crimes that included dispensing liquor without a license, delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. Fifteen people were cited for being a minor in possession of alcohol and released.

The Coeur d’Alene Police Department, the U.S. Forest Service and the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force also participated in the bust.

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