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Second suspect arrested in connection with gunpoint robbery of teenager

A second suspect was arrested Wednesday afternoon in connection with the gunpoint robbery of a teenager on July 17 in Spokane Valley.

U.S. Marshals arrested Eric D. Denny, 18, and booked him into Spokane County Jail at 12:43 p.m. on a charge of first-degree robbery in relation to the incident , according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

Denny is also being held on additional charges of first-degree burglary, second-degree assault and a juvenile hold related to incidents in the city of Spokane. He turned 18 in February.

Another suspect, Isaac A. Ott, 18, was arrested July 26 in connection with the July 17 robbery. His bail was set at $350,000.

The crime allegedly occurred when the teenage male victim was walking west on the 2200 block of East Eighth Avenue on July 17 at about 3:30 p.m. and two men in a light blue Honda CR-V reportedly called him over asking to borrow his cell phone.

When the victim gave them the cellphone, the passenger in the car, Ott allegedly pulled out a small silver handgun, according to a sheriff’s office news release. The passenger cocked the gun, causing a round to eject.

The driver then sped off and the passenger fired a gun, the release said.

Surveillance video from Valleypoint Church showed the victim holding onto the window frame of the open driver’s door as he ran alongside the car for a short distance, according to court records.

A woman who was in the church parking lot at the time later told police she heard a gunshot.

Another vicitim who reported a robbery at gunpoint in Spokane said it involved five occupants in a “bright blue vehicle” and gave Spokane police the names of Ott and Denny, in addition to others, on July 16, according to court records.

The victim reportedly told police one of the occupants cocked a gun and threatened to “smoke” him.

The son of the owner of the light blue Honda CR-V allegedly driven by Denny said he loaned it to Ott two or three weeks prior to July 20, according to court documents. Ott then told the son that it was stolen July 19, but Ott’s father reportedly returned it to the owner July 23.

Sheriff’s deputies also found Ott’s wallet in the car while executing a search warrant, according to court records.

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