SWAT Raids Nuisance Home Eight Suspects Arrested

A search warrant obtained by Spokane Valley Investigative Unit (SVIU) Detectives for a residence located in the 10800 block of E. Main was executed with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team last week.  The investigation resulted in eight suspects being arrested, including the homeowner, with 20 felony charges filed.

 

Early this year, SVIU Detective Jeff Thurman received information regard criminal activity at a residence located in the 10800 block of E. Main in Spokane Valley.  The reported nuisance residence, well known to Investigators, Patrol Deputies and neighbors, is known to be a hub of criminal activity such as drug sales/use (meth/heroin/other) and the trafficking of stolen property.  The homeowner, identified as 56-year-old Loyd “Steven” Farmer, is known to be involved in and allowing criminal activity such as this to take place at his residence.

On March 15, 2018, with the information gained during this investigation, Detective Thurman requested and obtained a search warrant for the residence.  Just before 4:00 p.m., Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team members served the search warrant at the residence with the assistance of SVIU Detectives and Spokane Valley Patrol Deputies.  Farmer and six additional suspects were safely arrested at the time, in addition to the arrest of a suspect earlier in the day related to the criminal activity at the residence.

There were no injuries to citizens, suspects, or Deputies due to the exceptional training and planning of the SWAT Team, combined with the information and cooperation of SVIU Detectives and Spokane Valley Patrol Deputies.

Loyd “Steven” Farmer (56-year-old/male) was booked for three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and three counts of Unlawful Use of a Building for Drug Purposes.  He was released on his own recognizance the next day after his appearance in court.

SVIU Detectives arrested him again on March 19, 2018 for new charges stemming from evidence gained when the search warrant was served.  He was booked into the Spokane County Jail for the additional charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (two counts), Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Use of a Building for Drug Purposes.  After his court appearance for these new charges on March 20, 2018, his bond was set at $5,000.00.

Brianna L. Walton (21-year-old/female) was booked for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver.  She was released on her own recognizance after her court appearance.

Jarrod J. Howard (36-year-old/male) was booked for two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver. He was released on his own recognizance after his court appearance.

Michael L. Corsbie (26-year-old/male) was booked for two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  He was released on his own recognizance after his court appearance.

Amanda L. Obier (29-year-old/female) was booked for two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  She was released on her own recognizance after her court appearance.

Briana R. Evens (23-year-old/female) was booked for two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  She was released on her own recognizance after her court appearance.

Karen L. Nelson (21-year-old/female) was booked for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver.  She was released on her own recognizance after her court appearance.

Jacob M. Langford (33-year-old/male) was booked for a U.S. Marshal’s Hold (Federal Warrant-Possession with Intent to Distribute) and a felony Washington State Department of Corrections Hold (Original charge, Possession of a Controlled Substance).

Deputy Mark Gregory

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office

Spokane Valley Police Department
Public Information Officer

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