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Man suspected of beating disabled, elderly veteran in King County arrested in Spokane

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 8, 2020

Spokane Police found a wanted felony assault suspect from King County in Spokane on Saturday morning and booked him into Spokane County Jail, according to a Spokane Police Department news release.

The Kent Police Department had been looking for Cody P. Hansen, 35, since he was suspected of assaulting a partially disabled, 72-year-old veteran in a King County hotel, the release said.

The assault left the victim with a fractured jaw, and there was probable cause to arrest Hansen for second-degree assault, according to the release.

Spokane Police Officers received on Friday an anonymous tip about Hansen’s location and responded to a residence on the 2000 block of East Sinto Avenue. Officers did not see him Friday night but continued to follow up on the lead. Around 6:30 a.m. Saturday, they found Hansen’s car at the location, according to the release.

Officers went to the residence and took Hansen into custody without incident, the release said.

Officers booked him into the county jail where he will await transfer to King County. Hansen had an outstanding probation warrant out of Alaska for dangerous drugs charges, and his bail was set at $10,000 for the assault arrest.

“Speaking up about the known location of a violent wanted person is another example of how SPD and the community work together to keep our city a little bit safer,” the release said.

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