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Second suspect arrested in connection to assault on Kendall Yards construction workers

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 9, 2020

Spokane Police have arrested a second man suspected of assaulting a construction worker in Kendall Yards last month.

Rylee Francisco, 21, was among a group of three men who knocked over Lime scooters, threatened to shoot construction workers and threw rocks at them, according to police.

One construction worker was hit in the back of the head with a rock the size of a softball from 6 feet away. The injury was described as serious and possibly life-threatening, according to a Spokane Police Department news release. The victim has since begun his recovery.

Francisco was arrested Monday on the 1300 block of West Augusta Ave. He was booked into the Spokane County Jail on suspicion of two counts of second degree assault. 

Anthony Statton, 18, was arrested last month. Statton is a convicted felon and his most recent conviction was two counts of second-degree malicious mischief. He has since been release on bail with his next court appearance set for January 2021.

A third suspect is still at large, according to police. 

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