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Police arrest suspect in Spokane Valley stabbing

UPDATED: Fri., July 31, 2020

Police have arrested a suspect in a Thursday morning stabbing in Spokane Valley that left a man seriously wounded.

Ryannon S. Hodges, 47, faces a first-degree assault charge after he allegedly stabbed a man outside an apartment building on the 2700-block of North Cherry Street early Thursday morning.

Hodges fled on foot prior to officers’ arrival and initially evaded police, despite the use of a K9 unit and helicopter. He was later tracked down and arrested at a businesses on North Pines Road, according to a press release from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim, who police did not identify, was in stable but serious condition as of Thursday afternoon.

Hodges is being held without bail in Spokane County Jail.

The stabbing was reported to police by multiple people at about 6:15 a.m.

Police said that the victim and Hodges appear to know each other, and that it was not a random incident.

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