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Spokane News Easter Egg Hunt Event 2021

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You are invited to the 2021 Spokane News Easter Egg Hunt Presented by HOTWORX and Sponsored by Mover For YouReusable Solutions RecyclingMail Box CenterYoke’s Fresh MarketPool World IncAffordable Brakes & SuspensionBrenda McKinley -Realtor- Windermere, and Goldbay.com!

Date: April 4th 2021 Location: 11900 East Broadway at North Pines Middle School Event duration 9am to 3pm

Current Hunt Schedule that may be adjusted as event registration fills. Must be registered prior to start time to be in the Hunt. Only one Egg Hunt per person for this Event.

10am Ages Under 2 
10am Ages 2-4 
10am Ages 5-7 
10am Ages 8-11 
11am Ages Under 2 
11am Ages 2-4 
11am Ages 5-7 
11am Ages 8-11 
12pm Ages Under 2 
12pm Ages 2-4 
12pm Ages 5-7 
12pm Ages 8-11 
1pm Ages Under 2 
1pm Ages 2-4 
1pm Ages 5-7 
1pm Ages 8-11 
2pm Ages Under 4 Years Old 
2pm Ages 5-11 
2:45pm Big Kids Mega Hunt Ages 12 and Up! Adults Can Play!

There will be various activities at the Event from 9am to 3pm and check the Event Page often as we will be adding more details.

Safety measures are in place for the Event including mask use. North Pines Middle School has a very large open area for us to use. Our goal is to spread out the Hunt areas and activity areas to provide a safe distance between attendees at the event. Registration for the Event will take place starting this weekend with attendees being advised to register for a time slot and choose 1 hunt time per guest. We do have to limit the number of hunters in each hunt so register early. Over 30,000 eggs and look for filled eggs and ticket eggs for awesome prizes from our Sponsors.

Arrest Made in Armed Robbery and Assault

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Two Suspects Arrested Following Late-Night Armed Robbery and Violent Assault

Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Major Crimes Detectives remain at the scene of a late-night armed robbery where the victim was violently beaten.  Two suspects, an adult male and a juvenile male have been arrested and charged with Robbery 1st Degree and Assault 1st Degree.  The victim received severe injuries to his head and remains hospitalized in stable condition.    

On March 12, 2021, just after 1:00 am., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the report of a robbery near Mansfield Ave. and Perrine Rd. in Spokane Valley. 

The adult male victim reported he was robbed at gunpoint and assaulted.

Arriving Deputies contacted the victim, who was seated in a vehicle.  He had blood all over his face and hands.  He was provided medical treatment at the scene by Spokane Valley Fire and AMR personnel, but he refused to be transported to the hospital by ambulance against medical advice.  He was transported to the hospital by a family member and was in stable condition at last check.   

Through their investigation, Deputies located two suspects at the Perrine Court Apartments.  They were safely detained and later arrested, charged with Robbery 1st Degree and Assault 2nd Degree.  The adult suspect, 18-year-old LeSean A. Grant Jr., was booked into the Spokane County Jail.  The second suspect, a 16-year-old juvenile male, was booked into the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center.    

Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives were called to the scene to continue the investigation.  They requested and were granted search warrants as part of the investigation.  They remain at the scene as they process evidence and conduct interviews.   

Initial information indicates, the victim and the suspect met regarding the purchase/sales of vape pens.  The suspects, both armed with handguns, entered the victim’s vehicle.  One suspect began violently striking the victim in the head with a pistol.  At some point, a shot was fired near the victim’s head, and the bullet exited the car through the front windshield. 

Major Crimes Detectives continue their work at the scene, and this remains an active investigation. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233, reference #10030075. 

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Corporal Mark Gregory

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office
Spokane Valley Police Department
Public Information Officer

Kidnapping Scams in Spokane

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Recently there has been an increase in “kidnapping scams” in the Spokane area.  The Spokane Police Department wants the public to be aware of these scams and to report them to police before taking any action.  Listed below are two recent examples, one from yesterday and one from today.

Yesterday around 11:00 AM a woman received a phone call and heard a females voice yelling “mommy mommy” on the call.   Then a male voice came on the line and demanded money from the woman saying he had caught the woman’s daughter doing a drug deal and she would have to send money though western union to get her daughter back.  The male caller knew personal information about the woman and her family. 

Today also about 11:00 AM a couple received a phone call from a male stating he had kidnapped their elementary age daughter and had her in his car.  In this instance, the male picked a specific location in the city and demanded they meet him and give him the money to get their child back.

In both of these instances, no one was taken or kidnapped and SPD is investigating them.  

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Lieutenant Terry Preuninger 
Spokane Police Department  
Patrol Division

Super Bowl Promotion 2021

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How would you like to win a 58″ LED 4K UHD Smart Roku TV? How about a Vehicle detail? Maybe some cool swag from Camp Chevrolet Cadillac? Well, thanks to Camp Chevrolet Cadillac you have a chance! 3 chances actually!

We will have 3 entry post on our Spokane News FB Page between now and Friday and will randomly pick names from each post for a final drawing to determine the winners! As we have mentioned, all of our 2021 Promotions will be better than ever before so we are giving away Two TV’s! Two lucky winners will each win a 58″ LED 4K UHD Smart Roku TV and other prizes! Random winners will win Camp Chevrolet Cadillac swag or Dash Cam. To enter: Like or Follow Camp Chevrolet Cadillac on Facebook, Comment on the Spokane News post’s and Share the post to help spread the word.

3 chances to enter will be posted on our Spokane News FB Page. You can enter on each one by commenting, sharing and making sure to Like or Follow the Sponsor.

Winner 1: 58″ LED 4K UHD Smart Roku TV, $50 Buffalo Wild Wings Gift Card
Winner 2: 58″ LED 4K UHD Smart Roku TV, $25 Buffalo Wild Wings Gift Card
Winner 3: Camp Chevrolet Cadillac Vehicle Detail Gift Certificate, $25 Visa Card
Random Winners: Random winners will be selected from all the post to win Camp Chevrolet Cadillac swag gear and other prizes including Dash Cams.

Winners drawn on February 5th between 6pm and 8pm and announced on the Facebook post’s and below on this post. All prizes must be picked up by Saturday with ID. TV prizes are picked up at Best Buy 15223 East Indiana Ave on Saturday February 6th. All posted winners must message the Spokane News FB Page to claim their prize.

We would NEVER ask for a credit card number or have you enter personal information. We will NOT message you, we have NOT created a Spokane News personal Facebook account to reach out or some other unknown account. Scammers have create Fake Facebook accounts and try to scam people by messaging them claiming they are winners. Please do not fall victim to their scam. If you are a winner, you will see it posted by us on our Facebook page post and below.

Winning Names will be posted below after the drawing.
WINNERS: All winners must send a message to our Spokane News FB Page to claim their prize.
Camp Chevrolet Cadillac swag gear package 1: Carly Marcella
Camp Chevrolet Cadillac swag gear package 2: Alex Kidwell
Camp Chevrolet Cadillac swag gear package 3: Rose Westika
Camp Chevrolet Cadillac swag gear package 4: Dorene Bowe
Camp Chevrolet Cadillac swag gear package 5: Jessica E Mesecher
Camp Chevrolet Cadillac swag gear package 6: Michael Martin
Winner 1: 58″ LED 4K UHD Smart Roku TV, $50 Buffalo Wild Wings Gift Card: Sean Grier
Winner 2: 58″ LED 4K UHD Smart Roku TV, $25 Buffalo Wild Wings Gift Card: Rachel Chavez Blom
Winner 3: Camp Chevrolet Cadillac Vehicle Detail Gift Certificate, $25 Visa Card: Megan Jennen

2021 Valentine’s Day Giveaway

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Kicking off 2021 on Spokane News is the Valentine’s Day Promotion. This year we plan on outdoing every previous promotion held on Spokane News to make 2021 the best year ever (if you have been with us long, you know this is a huge challenge 11 years later)! We can only make this possible because of awesome Sponsors and lucky for you, we found great ones for this promotion!

Avista Utilities
Spokane Furniture
Camp Chevrolet
Appleway Florist & Greenhouse
Halletts Chocolates & Coffee
Ruby River Hotel

We are excited to offer multiple winners prizes included random chances to win just by entering on our post. Our prize structure will be posted below and to enter this promotion just Like or Follow the Sponsor pages, comment on the entry post and share the promotional post found on our Facebook Page. Find 4 or more chances posted to enter between now and February 10th when the winners are announced.

Grand Prize Winner (1)
Start the weekend off right on Friday February 12th by checking into your Ruby River Hotel Pool Suite that you have until Sunday! Featuring a wet bar, living room, and a poolside walk-out patio; Ruby River’s Pool Suite is the perfect fit for guests looking for extra amenities and space to relax after a day of adventure. Ruby River Hotel’s Standard Pool Suite welcomes guests to enjoy a restful night on our custom-made Ruby beds with beautiful views of the Spokane River and resort-style pool.

Inside your suite you will find goodies and gifts from our Sponsors including Flowers from Appleway Florist & Greenhouse and Chocolates provided by Halletts Chocolates! We also wanted you to capture this awesome weekend, so find a new Gopro Hero 7 inside your room! You and a guest will also have dinner at Osprey on the water in a romantic globe. Dinner details will be added soon.

Sunday the Grand Prize winner and guest take a flight in the Inland Helicopter’s Helicopter over Spokane! Enjoy this romantic flight with the one person you bring to share it with.

2nd Place Winner (1)
Start off you prize checking into your Ruby River Hotel room on Saturday February 13th. Inside your room you will find surprise gifts from our Sponsors including Flowers from Appleway Florist & Greenhouse and Chocolates provided by Halletts Chocolates! Have we mentioned the RING? The most romantic day of the year comes with a Ring and since this is Spokane News, we wanted to find the right ring and we did! Enjoy your new Ring Doorbell camera!

3rd Place Winner (1)
As we mentioned we want all 2021 promotions to be the best in 2021 so 3rd place is just as awesome! Flowers from Appleway Florist & Greenhouse and Chocolates provided by Halletts Chocolates and a GoPro Hero 7 to capture all of 2021’s adventure!

4th Place Winner (1)
4th place winner wins random gifts. Think of it like Christmas but more romantic.

Each Post has random Chocolate winner! (4)
To add even more fun, we are randomly picking winners from each post to win a chocolate gift provided by Halletts Chocolates!

Will it be you this year? Follow the Sponsors, Comment on the post’s and hit Share to spread the word!

The Details
Main drawing held 2/10/2021! To enter “Like” or “Follow” ALL our Sponsors Pages and Comment on the Page Post! We will pick random Names from each Promotional Facebook Post to be added to the final Main drawing. Post are random and you have a chance to be entered on every Post as long as you follow the directions on each post. 50 names total will be selected from all the post for the final drawing on 2/10/2021. Wining names will be posted on each post and on our website. All winners will have until 2/13/2021 at 12pm to claim their Prize or their prize will be forfeited. You must claim your prize by messages us on our Facebook Page.

To enter this promotion Like or Follow the following Sponsor Pages. as Without then, we wouldn’t have such awesome prizes. Spokane News is the Host of this Promotion.

Avista Utilities
Spokane Furniture
Camp Chevrolet
Appleway Florist & Greenhouse
Halletts Chocolates & Coffee
Ruby River Hotel
Spokane News

Look for the exclusive offers to book your Hotel Suite and Inland Helicopters ride on Valentines Day. In the event of weather or any other unknown issue, the helicopter ride may be substituted. Winners must have ID to claim their prizes. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries. Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Spokane News and thanks again to the Sponsors that made this possible.

We will post the Links to each posting below and the winners will be listed below. #Update: We would NEVER ask for a credit card number or having you enter personal information. We will NOT message you, we have NOT created a Spokane News personal Facebook account to reach out. Scammers have created Fake Facebook accounts in Spokane News name and also some of our Sponsors names. Please do not fall victim to their scam.

First chance to enter click HERE
And the WINNERS are:
Grand Prize Winner: Brittany Morefield
2nd Place Winner: Aleah Tweedy
3rd Place Winner: Darcy Russell
4th Place Winner: Nicole Luppens
Random Chocolate winner #1: Sarah Heppner
Random Chocolate winner #2: Jarrell Ross
Random Chocolate winner #3: Penny McAnally
Random Chocolate winner #4
: Jess Carmen Winters
ALL winners must message us on our Spokane News Facebook Page. We will NOT send a message to you or send you a friend request or anything like that. There are a lot of scams going on and we do not want anyone to fall victim to that. Congrats to all the winners!

UPDATE: Warrant Issued for 1st Degree Murder & 1st Degree Robbery

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#Update Joseph Michael Gray was booked in the Spokane County Jail on Jan. 19 

Warrant Issued for 1st Degree Murder & 1st Degree Robbery

Suspect, Joseph M. Gray Sought – Considered Armed & Dangerous

Through their investigation, Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives have identified the male and female suspects involved in this incident where the victim, 35-year-old Christopher Smith, was shot and killed. 

Detectives are attempting to locate the male suspect, 28-year-old Joseph “Joe” M. Gray.  ** Gray should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. ** 

If you know of Joseph “Joe” M. Gray’s location, please call 9-1-1. 

If you have information regarding this investigation or Gray’s recent activities, you are asked to call Major Crimes Detective Marc Melville at 509-477-3325 or Major Crimes Detective Nate Bohanek at 509-477-3223.

Spokane Valley Deputies, responding to an argument/assault call at the Adams Square Apartments, 225 S. Adams Rd, last night, with the assistance of the SWAT Team and Major Crimes Detectives, located the female suspect involved in the shooting on Park Road, 30-year-old Krystal M. Johnson.

Johnson was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Murder 1st Degree and Robbery 1st Degree.

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Press Release sent December 31, 2020:

Altercation on Park Road Escalates into a Shooting

Major Crimes Detectives Seek Witnesses and Answers

Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are investigating an early morning shooting on S. Park Road. The limited information gained at the scene indicates the incident began as an argument/altercation between two adult males and an adult female. At some point during the incident, as the three ran through the neighborhood yelling and banging on doors, one of the males pulled a handgun and shot the other male. The victim was transported to the hospital with a life-threatening wound. He later died from his injury.

A K9 Unit, Air 1 Flight Crew, and Patrol Deputies flooded the area to conduct an extensive search but did not locate the suspect or the female.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or can help Investigators identify the persons involved is urged to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233, reference #10170950.

On December 31, 2020, at approximately 7:20 am., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a call of a possible shooting in the 600 block of S. Park Road in Spokane Valley.

Arriving Deputies located one male who was suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound and immediately provided medical aid. Spokane Valley Fire and AMR personnel arrived, took over the victim’s care, and quickly transported him to the hospital.

Deputies quickly established a perimeter, and a K9 Unit, Air 1, and Major Crimes Detectives were called out to assist.

The initial and very limited information obtained from witnesses and residents in the area indicates the two males and a female, all three believed to be adults, were involved in some sort of altercation. Witnesses stated the males were banging on doors in the area, and yelling was heard.

In the 600 block of S. Park, the incident escalated, when according to reports, one male and the female ran from the scene after he produced a handgun and shot the second male. At this time, it is not known if the three knew each other or what precipitated the argument or shooting.

Later, Investigators were informed the victim, described as an adult black male, was later pronounced deceased despite the life-saving efforts of Deputies, Firefighters, AMR Staff, and Medical Professionals at the hospital.

The adult male suspect was described as white. According to witness statements, his height was estimated to be 5’08”-5’11”. The female was described as an adult and white.

The information obtained regarding this incident is minimal at this point. Detectives are requesting anyone with video surveillance cameras in the area to please review their recordings, from an hour prior to the shooting to an hour after, for anything suspicious or video of the people involved.

Anyone with information regarding this deadly incident, what occurred prior to it, or anything that could help identify the people involved is urged to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233, reference #10170950.

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Corporal Mark Gregory

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office

Spokane Valley Police Department
Public Information Officer

Convicted Felon, Curtis Jones, Arrested for the Third Time in less than Seven Weeks

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Convicted Felon, Curtis Jones, Arrested for the Third Time in less than Seven Weeks

Charged with Firearms/Drug Charges (Three Felonies), Again

After his most recent arrest (charged with Attempting to Elude a Police Vehicle, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver-Methamphetamine (1 pound), Possession of a Controlled Substance-Heroin, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1st Degree (2 counts), Resisting Arrest, Obstructing Law Enforcement, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia) Curtis Jones is back in jail for new felony charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1st Degree, Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Possession of a Controlled Substance-Heroin.  

On January 7, 2021, at approximately 11:55 hours, Deputy Nelson-Felvarg attempted to stop a 2009 Land Rover near I-90 and N. Argonne for not having license plates or a trip permit.  The driver and convicted felon, 37-year-old Curtis M. Jones, continued a short distance, finally stopping in the 1500 block of N. Argonne.  Jones immediately flung open the driver’s door, turned in the seat to position his feet partially outside the vehicle.  Deputy Nelson-Felvarg told Jones to stay in the car. 

He asked Jones for the normal documentation, to which Jones stated he didn’t have any of it because his wallet was stolen. 

After checking Jones’ name with dispatch, Deputy Nelson-Felvarg was informed Jones was a convicted felon and under Department of Corrections supervision. 

Jones appeared very nervous, consistently moving around, reaching for things in the vehicle, or looking for items.  He repeated multiple times that everything was fine, and nothing “weird” was going on. 

During the stop, Deputy Nelson-Felvarg observed folded tin foil and a lighter in the center cup holder.  Knowing items like this are commonly used by drug (heroin) users, Deputy Nelson-Felvarg continued to investigate. 

Jones said the vehicle did not belong to him and that he had just purchased the vehicle from a home just down the road on Mission.  Deputy Nelson-Felvarg told Jones to place his hands on the steering wheel while Deputy Nelson-Felvarg checked the VIN number to see if the SUV was reported stolen.  As Deputy Nelson-Felvarg began to check the VIN, Jones suddenly lowered his right hand and appeared to try and reach for something.  He had Jones exit the car and move to the front of Deputy Nelson-Felvarg’s patrol vehicle. 

Deputy Nelson-Felvarg confirmed that the Land Rover had not been reported as stolen, and dispatch could not contact the registered owner.  

During the stop, Jones tried to flee on foot several times, even while handcuffed.  Multiple 9mm bullets were found inside the jacket he was wearing, although Jones claimed the jacket wasn’t his, and he had no idea they were inside the coat. 

Jones was advised he was being charged with Obstructing and Resisting Arrest.  Due to Jones’ very recent arrests for possession of drugs and firearms combined with his nervousness and the deputy’s observations of possible drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle, Deputy Nelson-Felvarg requested the assistance of Kalispel Tribal Police Officer Pierson and his K9 partner.  After deploying his partner, Officer Pierson advised his K9 alerted to narcotics in the vehicle’s front. 

With probable cause to believe there are drugs and or a firearm in the vehicle, the Land Rover was seized pending a search warrant.

Jones was advised of his rights and agreed to answer questions.  He said he just met a guy named “Blaine” who offered to sell him the Range Rover, which was not running, for $3,500.  He paid $1,000 as a “down payment” and started working on the car.  Because it was cold, he put on a random jacket he found inside the vehicle.  Although not aware of some things inside the car, Jones was sure there weren’t any guns or drugs in the car. 

Jones was booked into the Spokane County Jail for Obstructing and Resisting.  He was issued infractions for several violations. 

A search warrant for the vehicle was later obtained.  During the search, the foil Deputy Nelson-Felvarg had observed was found to contain a substance believed to be Heroin.  A field test showed a presumptive positive result.  Also discovered was a loaded 9mm pistol, which had been modified with an automotive oil filter threaded onto the barrel as a makeshift silencer.  A check of the handgun’s serial number showed the pistol was reported stolen from the Pasco Washington area in 2017.  The ammunition loaded in the barrel and magazine matched the bullets found in the coat Jones was wearing. 

Deputy Nelson-Felvarg charged Jones with three additional felonies, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1st Degree, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, and Possession of a Controlled Substance-Heroin. 

Jones remains in custody with a $50,000 bond for these charges and an additional $100,000 bond for his previous two noted arrests.

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Press Release from December 23, 2020:

UPDATE: Convicted Felon Found in Possession of 2 Pistols, Heroin, and a Pound of Meth, was just Arrested and Released on Bond for 3 Felonies 4 Weeks Ago

After his first appearance in Spokane County Superior Court on December 22, 2020, 37-year-old Curtis M. Jones is back out on the streets of our community.  At the time of this arrest, Jones was out of jail after posting a bond for an arrest, charged with three felonies, on November 30, 2020.    

Jones, a convicted felon, was booked into the Spokane County Jail on December 21, 2020, charged with five felonies and three misdemeanors.   (Attempting to Elude a Police Vehicle, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver-Meth, Possession of a Controlled Substance-Heroin, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1st Degree (2 counts), Resisting Arrest, Obstructing Law Enforcement, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia)

He was also being held after the bond securing his release from an arrest on November 30, 2020, was revoked.  At that time, he was charged with Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle (ATV), Attempting to Elude a Police Vehicle and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 2nd Degree.  After his first appearance in Spokane County Superior Court for this incident, his bond was set at $5,000, which was posted by a bail bond company on December 3, 2020.

Jones’ total bond for both arrests was set at $50,000, $25,000 for each incident, by the courts on December 22, 2020.  He arranged to have a bail bond company post the bond and was released from the Spokane County Jail after 2:00 am. on December 23, 2020. 

Generally, bail bond companies require a nonrefundable fee of 10% of the total bond amount for the suspect set by the courts.   

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Original Press Release from December 22, 2020:

Deputies Recover a Pound of Meth, Heroin, and Two Pistols After a Pursuit

Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested the driver of a vehicle after he fled the scene of a traffic stop.  The driver, a convicted felon, was also found to be in possession of Heroin, two handguns, $4,230 in cash, and approximately one pound of suspected Methamphetamine.

On December 21, 2020, at approximately 6:50 am., Deputy Brandon Wilson observed a white Volkswagen Jetta parked on the west side of North Fruit Hill Lane, next to the guardrail, in the 4700 block.  The vehicle did not have a visible front license plate as required and in an area posted with “No Parking” signs. 

Deputy Wilson traveled past the vehicle, turned around and pulled in behind, activating his emergency lights and spotlight.  As he approached, he noted the car was running, and the window tint was so dark, he couldn’t see inside.  He knocked on the window and identified himself.  A male in the driver’s seat reclined back, rolled down the driver’s side rear window.

Later identified as 37-year-old Curtis M. Jones, the male said he didn’t have his driver’s license on him.  As he spoke with Jones, Deputy Wilson observed the butt end of a revolver inside the car.  He told Jones he could see the gun in the back seat and to roll down the driver’s window and place his hands on the steering wheel.  Jones replied, “Are we good here?” with Deputy Wilson telling him to turn the vehicle off.  Jones lowered his hand, went past the ignition, as the engine began to rev as the Jetta sped away. 

Deputy Wilson advised over the radio the vehicle fled the scene, and he began to pursue.  Jones fled at approximately 60 mph in the posted 35 mph zone as he tried to escape.  He turned west on Upriver Drive as Deputy Wilson caught up near Van Marter and Upriver Drive.  Jones’ driving was reckless, but Deputy Wilson continued the pursuit with little to no other traffic on the roadway.

With Jones attempting to recklessly flee and knowing there was a handgun in the fleeing suspect vehicle, Deputy Wilson began to look for a safe location to try a PIT maneuver and bring the pursuit to an end.

With Deputy French advising he was approaching the pursuit from the opposite direction, Deputy Wilson safely and successfully conducted a PIT maneuver, causing the Jetta to spin out to the north side of the roadway.  Jones immediately fled on foot as Deputy Wilson drew his sidearm and yelling for Jones to stop several times before holstering his weapon and giving chase.  While Jones ran, he reached toward his waistband.  Having observed the pistol in the car earlier, Deputy Wilson stopped and once again, drew his handgun, ordering Jones to show his hands.  Jones ignored the commands and continued to run.  After approximately 150-200 feet, Jones ran toward a small set of trees with the Deputy chasing and approaching rapidly. 

Now, almost directly behind Jones, Deputy Wilson observed him throw a gallon-sized clear plastic bag to his left as he ran through the trees.  In the open field on the other side, Deputy Wilson ordered Jones to put his hands up and get on the ground again.  Jones partially complied, putting his hands in the air but remain standing, and started to walk toward Deputy Wilson.  An additional command to get on the ground was ignored as Deputy French arrived to assist.  With Deputy French covering, Deputy Wilson transitioned to his Taser while warning Jones if he didn’t follow the commands to get on the ground, he would be tased while training the red aiming laser on Jones’ chest. 

Jones stopped, turned away, and knelt with his hands still in the air.  Jones followed instructions and was safely taken into custody without further incident. 

Jones was advised of his rights and refused to answer questions.  A small plastic bag containing a black tar-like substance was found in his jeans pocket along with a large amount of money ($4,230 in 20s & 100s). 

While walking Jones back to the patrol cars, Deputy Wilson located the clear plastic gallon-sized bag, which contained a large amount of a white crystalline substance that Jones threw as he ran. 

A field test of the substances found showed a presumptive positive result for Heroin and Methamphetamine.  The Methamphetamine showed a weight of over 460 grams (1.01 pounds).  Jones’s vehicle was impounded as evidence, and a search warrant was obtained with the assistance of Detective Wang.  A Ruger 9mm pistol with a bullet in the chamber but an empty magazine was recovered.  Two empty 9mm casings were also located inside the car.  Additionally, soft body armor in the trunk.  The revolver (44 mag.), initially observed by Deputy Wilson, was later found in the front yard of a residence in the vicinity of the earlier foot pursuit by Deputy Kravtsov.  

A check of Jones’ criminal history revealed he is a convicted felon (2014 conviction-Controlled Substance Manufacture/Deliver-Kootenai County) and prohibited from possessing a firearm.        

Jones was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Attempting to Elude a Police Vehicle, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver-Meth, Possession of a Controlled Substance-Heroin, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1st Degree (2 counts), Resisting Arrest, Obstructing Law Enforcement, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.              

Corporal Mark Gregory

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office

Spokane Valley Police Department
Public Information Officer

Alert Deputies Work Together to Locate Robbery Suspect(s)

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Alert Deputies Work Together to Locate Robbery Suspect(s) Quickly

Yesterday afternoon, Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported Robbery where the suspect had fled in a vehicle.  Within an hour and a half, assisting Deputies observed a similar car and conducted an investigative stop.  They identified the two occupants and, through the investigation, developed probable cause to charge both with Robbery 1st Degree.

On January 11, 2021, at approximately 4:20 pm., Spokane County Deputy Moman responded to a Robbery call at the Exxon located at 23320 N. Hwy. 395. 

The store employee stated a male wearing jeans, a black t-shirt with a logo on the front, black shoes, a brown stocking hat, and a white face mask entered the store and walked around.  He approached the counter and demanded the money from the register.

The employee asked if he was sure he wanted to do this and the suspect, later identified as 24-year-old Kennyon D. Fast-Horse, loudly repeated his demand as he reached down toward his waistline.  Believing Fast-Horse was indicating he was armed, the victim, fearing for her safety, emptied the register. 

She described the suspect as 5’11” with a darker tone of skin, possibly Hispanic or American Indian.  She was told by a customer, the male ran out of the store and left northbound on Hwy. 395 in a white car with a temporary license plate.    

A review of the store video cameras showed Fast-Horse arriving in the white car.  Deputy Moman noted several other distinct identifiers such as a thick black band on Fast-Horse’s left wrist, his logoed shirt, and that he appeared 18-25 years old.  He also noted the vehicle seemed to be a Pontiac Grand-AM or similar with ridges running along the side, and the rear passenger side tire was missing a hubcap.

The information, along with pictures of the suspect and vehicle, were distributed to patrol units. 

At approximately 5:55 pm, Deputy Carrillo advised Deputy Stolz he had observed a vehicle that possibly matched the car used in the robbery near Yokes on N. Market ten minutes earlier.  Deputy Stolz responded to the area and located the vehicle, which matched the description, including the temporary license plate and the missing passenger side hubcap.

Fast-Horse turned into the parking lot of Cenex on Mt. Spokane Park Drive.  Deputy Stolz initiated a traffic stop, but instead of stopping, Fast-Horse attempted to make a U-turn but hit the curb. 

Deputy Stolz called Fast-Horse, and the female passenger, later identified as 25-year-old Teyha N. Jones, out of the vehicle and detained them with Deputy Loos’ assistance.

Deputy Moman arrived at the located and advised Fast-Horse of his rights.  Fast-Horse agreed to answer questions and denied involvement.  Deputy Moman noted Fast-Horse matched the robbery suspect from the video, as did the vehicle he was driving. 

Jones was advised of her rights and agreed to answer questions.  She said she was with Fast-Horse when they stopped at the Exxon.  He went inside without saying why and returned quickly.  They didn’t have any money before they stopped and after he returned, they did have money, but now, she didn’t know where the money went.  She said Fast-Horse was armed with a large stainless-steel knife when he entered the Exxon. 

The store employee positively identified Fast-Horse as the male who robbed her. 

Fast-Horse was transported and booked in the Spokane County Jail for Robbery 1st Degree. 

Jones was arrested on an unrelated Burglary 2nd Degree warrant.  She was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for the warrant, where a Detention Officer located $527 in her bra.  This amount matched the estimated amount of cash stolen during the robbery.  Deputy Moman requested one count of Robbery 1st Degree be added to Jones’ charges.     

The vehicle was seized pending a search warrant.  This remains an active investigation and additional charges are possible.  

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Corporal Mark Gregory

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office

Spokane Valley Police Department
Public Information Officer

2020 25 Days of Christmas

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2020 25 Days of Christmas Presented by Avista Utilities

Spokane News 25 Days of Christmas Presented by Avista Utilities! 25 Local Sponsors bringing cheer in this crazy year. We begin on December 1st with a post on our Facebook Page, Spokane News, announcing that Days Sponsor. To enter that Day, Like the posted Sponsors Page, Comment on our Post and spread the word by Sharing.

25 Days of Christmas Details

2020 has been such a challenging year for everyone that we did our best to find 25 amazing Sponsors to once again put on the 25 Days of Christmas. One winner per day will win gift(s) with each days approximate total prize value of $250. Winners of the December 1st to 5th drawings have been drawn and announced. We will draw on December 15th, December 20th and December 25th. We changed the drawing dates due to Facebook making it harder and harder for people to see the Pages they follow, we want to make sure everyone has time to enter. Winners will have to message Spokane News on Facebook to claim their prize. Winners have 5 Days to claim their prize after the drawing date.

Thanks to Avista Utilities and all of the daily Sponsors for making the 25 Days of Christmas possible!

What can you win?

2020 didn’t make this easy for us but the prize value has stayed the same. All the prizes vary and each day has a total prize value around $250. The gifts are sure to bring smiles to all the winners.

Want to Sponsor a Day or another Promotion? Email Jay@Spokane-News.com for details or for other promotions.

December 1st Sponsor: Appleway Florist & Greenhouse Enter HERE
And the winner of Day 1: Red Townsend

December 2nd Sponsor: Spokane Pediatric Urgent Care Enter HERE
And the winner of Day 2: Jarrell Ross

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December 10th Sponsor: Karlee’s Real Estate Enter HERE
And the winner of Day 10: Todd Pouncey

December 11th Sponsor: Spokane Firefighters Enter HERE
And the winner of Day 11: Tracy Owen

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And the winner of Day 12: Susan Jones

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And the winner of Day 13: Charlee Kyser

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And the winner of Day 14: Kelly Stanley

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And the winner of Day 15: Kristina Struckman

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And the winner of Day 25: We are selecting random winners from this post.


The Fine Print:

Winners must claim their gift and pick it up within 5 days from date of Drawing (winners name is posted on the original Facebook post and on this website post. It is winners responsibility to check if they won). Message us on Facebook to claim your gift. All Gifts not claimed in the allotted time will be forfeited (gifts not claimed for the 25th Day drawing are forfeited on 12/31). Winners must have ID to claim their prize and it has to match their winning Facebook Name. Using multiple fake Facebook accounts will not increase your chances of winning. This promotion is not sponsored by Facebook. Sponsors and volunteers with Spokane News are not eligible to win any Prize during this Promotion. Sponsors donated the prizes to Spokane News to giveaway for randomly drawn winners and SN elves purchased thousands of dollars in gifts for the Sponsors. All winners will be verified to have entered the promotion correctly (Like the Sponsors Pages, Comment on the post and Share the post). Winners can win more than one day, as long as the winner enters the promotional Day correctly (it’s a totally random drawing so the more days you enter the better chances of winning.) Winners agree to have their photograph taken with prize and this may be added to our promotional material.  Dates will be available for the winner to collect their Prize. It’s 2020 so all winners must wear a Mask when collecting their gifts. Questions can be emailed to Jay@Spokane-News.com

SWAT Raid 200 North McDonald

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SVIU Detectives Seize Cash, Drugs, Motorcycles, and a Gun

Spokane Valley Investigative Unit (SVIU) Detectives, with the SWAT Team’s assistance, served a search warrant at a residence early Monday morning.  A stolen Harley Davidson motorcycle was recovered in addition to drugs, a sizable amount of cash, a pistol, and other property, possibly stolen or obtained by the suspect through illegal activity.  The suspect, a 10-time convicted felon, was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for a multitude of charges. 

SVIU Detective Chad Eaton received information a stolen Harley Davidson was sitting in the front room of a residence on N. McDonald Road.  Through the investigation, Detective Eaton verified the information, identified the suspect as 54-year-old Jesse R. Adams, and obtained a search warrant for the house.  Adams, a convicted felon with a violent history, was reported to be possibly armed or have access to weapons.  

On October 26, 2020, just before 7:00 am., Spokane Valley SWAT Team members, assisting SVIU Detectives, approached a residence in the 200 block of N. McDonald in Spokane Valley to serve a search warrant.   

The SWAT Team successfully entered and safely detained four individuals, including Adams, inside the residence.  Once the home was secured, it was turned over to SVIU Detectives.  

Adams was advised of his rights and agreed to answer questions.  Adams admitted there was Heroin in the house and a 9mm pistol in his closet.  Adams said he purchased the Harley for $4,000 and that it did not come with paperwork or a key.  As a convicted felon (most recent July 2018: Robbery 2nd Degree, Burglary 2nd Degree), Adams is prohibited from possessing firearms.   

Detective Eaton amended the search warrant to include any and all illegal drugs and firearms.  

The 2017 Harley Davidson FXSB was recovered, and a check of the VIN showed it was reported stolen on January 16, 2018, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Evidence showing the sales of controlled substances was recovered, including drug ledgers showing transactions, packaging, and scales.  Heroin (black tar and powder), Methamphetamine, liquid Fentanyl (synthetic opiate that is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine), Methadone, “Mexi’s” (pills not produced in a pharmacy believed to contain Fentanyl), “Oxy’s” (Oxycontin/Oxycodone), Psilocybin Mushrooms, Xanax, MDMA (ecstasy), Viagra, Clonazepam, Belbuca, and Cyclobenzaprine were seized as well.

SVIU Detectives also located and seized over $9,000 in cash, 9 ounces of silver, a Glock 26 9mm (not reported stolen), Mercedes CLK500, BMW 323, Dynamic Custom Chopper, Yamaha YZF R1 motorcycle, Ducati Monster motorcycle, and an RT200 mini-motorcycle.   

Adams was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1st Degree, and 6-counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver. 

The others detained at the location were released without charges. 

This continues to be an active investigation with additional charges and arrests are possible. 

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Corporal Mark Gregory

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office

Spokane Valley Police Department
Public Information Officer

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