A man who allegedly stabbed himself after a SWAT standoff in a downtown Spokane motel on Monday appeared in Spokane County Superior Court on Tuesday.
Prosecutors are charging Jimmy R. Engleman, 53, with 11 counts of felony assault from a different standoff with a SWAT team last year, but Engleman isn’t facing new charges for Monday’s standoff, said John O’Brien, spokesperson for the Spokane Police Department.
Judge Steven Grovdahl set 53-year-old Jimmy R. Engleman’s bond at $80,000.
“I think it’s appropriate given the gravity of the charges,” Grovdahl said.
O’Brien said it’s possible more charges could be filed, but “more than likely not,” and if any, they would likely be misdemeanors.
“We were more concerned with picking him up,” he said. “We’re not concerned with obstructing the investigation that could be put up against him. I was really just glad it was able to end relatively peacefully.”
O’Brien said he doesn’t know how the police department, helped by U.S. marshals, found Engleman’s whereabouts Monday. Engleman was wanted by police after he missed a court date on March 22 for last year’s standoff.
On Monday, police found Engleman at the Downtowner Motel, 165 S. Washington St. He refused to come out of his room, so a SWAT team used flashbang and chemical grenades to draw him out of his room. When he came outside, he reportedly stabbed himself repeatedly. Police then used “less lethal” rubber bullets while arresting him.
Engleman’s next court date is set for May 26.
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