Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a report of a male suspect violating a Domestic Violence Order of Protection (DVOPV) at a residence in the 1400 block of N. Farr Road in Spokane Valley. He was uncooperative and would not exit the home to speak with Deputies. With the information he had been armed in the past and uncooperative, coupled with today’s initial response, where he attempted to flee or surrender, SWAT and Crisis Negotiators were called to the scene to assist. After approximately two hours, the suspect peacefully surrendered.
On May 19, 2023, at approximately 10:45 pm, Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a domestic violence call in the 1400 block of N. Farr Road. The caller reported that her boyfriend, later identified as 25-year-old Jacob J. Hailey, was inside the home and had her keys, making it so she couldn’t leave the location. She also explained there were children inside, and she couldn’t get them and their belongings.
When Deputies arrived, they safely removed the one child still inside the home, but Hailey refused to come out. At one point, Hailey exited and briefly went on the roof before returning inside.
Deputies surrounded the location and began to give announcements for Hailey to surrender. Information was obtained that Hailey was possibly armed and had a recent history of being uncooperative and resisting arrest.
With this information and Hailey’s continued refusal to exit the home, SWAT, Crisis Negotiators, K9 Unit, AUS, EDU, and other assets responded to the scene, and a search warrant was sought.
Crisis Negotiators contacted Hailey and eventually coaxed him into complying at approximately 12:30 pm, and Hailey was safely taken into custody.
Hailey was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Violating a Protection Order, three counts.
There were no injuries reported during this incident.
Corporal Mark Gregory
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office
Spokane Valley Police Department
Public Information Officer