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Stories tagged: Spokane County Sheriff's Office


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 9:37 p.m.

Man driving wrong way hits deputy’s car head-on in Spokane Valley; no serious injuries

Sgt. Jerad Kiehn had been driving east on Appleway Boulevard – a one-way road – when an SUV traveling the wrong direction slammed into his patrol car, the sheriff’s office …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 9:39 p.m.

Spokane County Jail staff locate drugs, cellphone in cell of inmates with extensive criminal record

Drugs and a cellphone were found Thursday in the jail cell of two inmates with extensive criminal history – one an admitted gang member with a recent conviction of attempted …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

Spokane woman accused of producing child porn may have sent pictures to more than 100 people

A Spokane woman told investigators she may have sent child pornography of family members to more than 100 different people.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 12:01 p.m.

Spokane woman arrested in connection with producing and sharing child pornography depicting family member

A Spokane woman is accused of producing child pornography depicting a family member and sharing it with a man in Los Angeles.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

Spokane cold cases solved: Detectives planned to arrest sheriff’s deputy for 1967 killings. He died last week.

A former Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy was under investigation for the cold case murders of three women – two of them believed to be pregnant – in the summer of …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

Police release body camera footage of December 2017 shooting of 36-year-old robbery suspect

Spokane police have released body camera footage of the December 2017 officer-involved shooting of Joshua P. Spotted Horse after concluding the use of deadly force fell within department policy.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.

Four deputies injured in brawl with suspect in Spokane Valley

The suspect, Brandon T. Field, 35, was arrested with the help of a police dog. He faces four counts of third-degree assault, as well as charges of resisting arrest, attempting …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 6:53 a.m.

Man sentenced 14 years to life in prison or 2017 rape in Spokane Valley’s Mission Park

A man convicted of first-degree rape has been sentenced to at least 14 years in prison almost a year and a half after he was arrested for forcing a prostitute …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 8:40 p.m.

Pedestrian dies in hospital after being hit by car in Four Lakes; no charges filed

A woman died on Saturday from injuries suffered when she was struck by a truck Friday night in Four Lakes.


Spokane Police charge third suspect in fatal drive-by shooting from July

A Pierce County juvenile, who was linked by witnesses and fingerprints to a fatal drive-by shooting that occurred last summer in Spokane, appeared in court on Monday on the charge …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

Impairment suspected in fatal Palouse Highway crash

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies believe impairment was a factor in a Wednesday morning fatal crash on East Palouse Highway and Bruna Road.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

One person dead after car crashes in Spokane River

One person is confirmed dead after car goes into the Spokane River.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

Deputies arrest Spokane Valley stabbing suspect near Costco

A man suspected of stabbing another man and sending him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries was arrested Monday evening.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Mead woman dies in fatal crash on U.S. 2 closed north of Riverside

One person died in a two-car collision on U.S. Highway 2 Tuesday afternoon.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 5:52 a.m.

Most East Valley High School students stay home following shooting threat; suspects identified

About 900 East Valley High School students stayed home from school Tuesday following a shooting threat posted to social media Monday evening.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Driver found dead after crashing into field in southeast Spokane County

A man was found dead in his vehicle Sunday morning after apparently crashing into a field in southeast Spokane County, according to the sheriff’s office.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

Spokane Valley drug house where 20 detained in SWAT raid owned by Spokane-area man charged in 2009 drug sting

An alleged drug house in Spokane Valley – where almost two dozen people were detained Tuesday – is owned by a once-prominent Spokane Realtor, who a little less than 10 …


Spokane Valley raid nets 20 people at suspected drug house

Almost two dozen people were detained Tuesday morning in a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office SWAT raid on an alleged drug house.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 7:52 p.m.

Spokane Valley suspect accused of shooting man in leg to ‘teach him a lesson’

A man suspected of shooting another man at a Spokane Valley window company early Tuesday morning told deputies he was trying to “teach him a lesson.”


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 4:25 p.m.

Man accused of vehicular assault in Spokane Valley has two prior DUIs

After hitting one parked car, the suspect’s Toyota Tundra slammed head-on into the victim’s Mitsubishi Outlander, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said. The collision pushed the Mitsubishi into the victim, …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 4:22 p.m.

Driver dies after crashing into tree west of Spokane

The woman’s vehicle was reportedly traveling south on Assembly Road when it left the roadway and crashed near the intersection of Assembly and Tamarack roads.


Mead man accused of strangling half-sister has history of domestic violence, records say

Long before he became the prime suspect in the killing of his half-sister, Ronald A. Beck was known to throw violent tantrums and exact petty revenge when he didn’t get …


Cellphone data, DNA match result in Spokane man’s rape conviction

A Spokane County jury convicted a man of first-degree rape on Tuesday, more than a year after he was arrested for soliciting a prostitute and forcing her to perform oral …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 7:05 p.m.

Man pleads guilty in Airway Heights baseball-bat beating death

A 20-year-old defendant implicated in the 2017 baseball-bat beating death of an Airway Heights resident pleaded guilty earlier this month to manslaughter.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

Spokane police arrest teen who threatened middle school students

The teen, whose name was not released, allegedly made the threat to several middle school students following an argument, police said in a news release.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 2:23 p.m.

Spokane County man accused of strangling his half-sister in May 2017

Ronald A. Beck faces a second-degree murder charge and is expected to appear in court on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 7:50 p.m.

Man accused of randomly stabbing 8-year-old boy in Spokane Valley says he “felt possessed”

A 30-year-old man accused of stabbing a boy several times inside a Spokane Valley gas station reportedly told detectives he took 16 cough-medicine pills and then “felt possessed.”


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 11:19 p.m.

8-year-old stabbed multiple times in apparently random attack in Spokane Valley

A 30-year-old man faces charges of attempted murder following what authorities describe as the “random and vicious” stabbing of an 8-year-old boy in a Spokane Valley store Saturday afternoon.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Police dog finds suspect in ditch after home burglary in west Spokane

A Spokane resident locked herself in her bedroom and called 911 while a burglar rummaged through her home early Sunday, prompting a manhunt that ended when a police dog found …


Defendant denies any involvement in 2015 Newman Lake murder and dismemberment

For more than an hour Monday afternoon, 28-year-old Colby Vodder took the stand in his own defense, stamping a close to a week-long murder trial nearly three years in the …