Sgt. Jordan Ferguson
Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 8:29 a.m.
Investigators from the Spokane Police Department applied for and were granted a search warrant to the apartment where Kenneth Maravilla was hiding. A loaded handgun was located that matched the description given by the victims.
Investigators anticipate additional charges to be filed on Maravilla.
Officers from the Spokane Police Domestic Violence Unit with assistance from the Targeted Crimes Unit, K-9 and Patrol Officers arrested 30 year old Kenneth J Maravilla of Spokane today on Domestic Violence, Assault and Firearms Charges.
On May 14, 2018 Maravilla threatened to kill a former girlfriend, and other patrons, in a store on the north side of Spokane while pointing a pistol at them. Maravilla accused his ex of cheating on him. He told her he would kill her, even if it meant going to prison for the rest of his life. Maravilla fled the scene before police arrived. Spokane Police patrol officers diligently searched for him that day.
On May 16, 2018 Spokane Police received a tip that Maravilla was hanging out in the 1400 block of N. Atlantic. Maravilla has several tattoos on his face and neck that make him easily identifiable. Officers from the Domestic Violence Unit, Targeted Crimes Unit, K-9 Unit and Patrol were able to spot him at an apartment. Negotiations by phone were not successful. Officers saw the ceiling over the porch area collapse. Realizing that Maravilla was trying to escape through the attic, officers entered other apartments to stop him. Maravilla then surrendered with just a few scratches from his misadventure.
Maravilla was booked on three counts of Assault 1st Degree (with a firearm), Harassment (Weapon Involved) and other charges. Maravilla has at least 10 felony convictions including firearm and assault charges.
The investigation is currently ongoing. Domestic violence abusers that possess firearms are a serious concern to the Spokane Police and are a priority investigation.
Members of the Spokane Police Domestic Violence Unit will be attending the End The Silence Town Hall at Eastern Washington University, Riverpoint Campus on Thursday, May 17 at 5 p.m. The community is encouraged to attend and get involved in the conversation about Ending the Silence.