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Police arrest suspect with criminal past in Garland shooting

Marshall Barkdull, 28, booked into jail in shooting prompted by porn

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2014

From staff reports
A 28-year-old man is in jail on $250,000 bond facing assault charges after Spokane police implicated him in a weekend drive-by shooting in the Garland neighborhood reportedly prompted by a loud adult film. Marshall Barkdull was booked into Spokane County Jail on Wednesday evening, facing multiple counts of assault with a firearm. Spokane Police announced the arrest in a news release Thursday morning that said they think Barkdull drove the car from which shots were fired. A 37-year-old man was shot on his porch in the 800 block of West Walton Avenue on Saturday afternoon. Initially, police said the shooting, during which a dark blue SUV pulled up to the house and honked its horn before an occupant fired a weapon, may have been prompted by a fight over loud music. Multiple bullet holes were found near the entrance of the home, according to court documents. Court documents are more specific, saying the victim and a neighbor, who has not been arrested, fought earlier in the day about the man watching pornography at a high volume and the neighbor was concerned about his children listening. Multiple witnesses told police a weapon, either a handgun or a knife, was shown during the altercation. Court documents state that Barkdull drives a blue Chevy Tahoe and is friends with the shooting victim’s neighbor. The victim, identified in court documents as Christopher Prusch, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries but is expected to survive. Prusch has an extensive criminal history. Barkdull is also no stranger to law enforcement, according to previous reports. He was implicated in a Pizza Rita robbery in September during which he also allegedly served as getaway driver. A trial in that case is tentatively set for March. Spokane Police said they are continuing to investigate the incident.
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