Spokane police officers used a taser to subdue a man suspected of attacking a woman and the couple’s infant child at a home in West Central on Saturday afternoon.
David Richards, 30, was booked into Spokane County Jail, facing multiple criminal counts from two outstanding felony warrants, domestic violence and assault of law enforcement.
Police responded to reports of a domestic violence incident in the 1200 block of North Ash Street just after 1 p.m. Saturday. From within the home, they could hear a woman screaming, according to a news release. When they entered, Richards began punching officers that were trying to handcuff him, according to police.
Officers eventually used a taser and took Richards into custody. The woman inside the home had a child in common with Richards, and was attempting to leave after he arrived. The woman said Richards physically prevented her from leaving and also attempting to contact police. The couple’s infant child was also present during the fight.
Local journalism is essential.
Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.
Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter
Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.