Fight Call Ends in Arrest for Felonies; Gun & Drugs taken off Streets

Cpl. Teresa Fuller

Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3:32 a.m.

Spokane Police Patrol Officers, responding to what originally came out as a fight call, arrested Eric E Evenson (48) for a number of felonies as well as City Assault-Domestic Violence. Ofc. Chris Johnson arrived on scene and took Evenson into custody after a brief foot pursuit in the 500 block of west Sinto. Evenson was booked for Possession with Intent to Deliver-Heroin, Possession with Intent to Deliver-Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Deliver-Morphine, and 1st Degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Early this morning, May 21, 2017, just before 12:30am, Spokane Police Patrol Officers responded to what originally came in as a fight call in the 500 block of west Sinto. The caller then stated the two people that were fighting were in a dating relationship and one possibly had a gun or a knife.

Ofc. Chris Johnson was the first to arrive on scene. The male, later identified as Evenson, immediately fled on foot through the apartment complex to the third floor. Once there, he tried to forcibly gain entry into an apartment before Ofc. Johnson was able to take him into custody. Through their investigation, officers were able to get probable cause to charge Evenson with City Assault-Domestic Violence. Evenson had a loaded handgun in his waistband and over $7000 in cash on his person. The bag he was carrying had a large amount of heroin, methamphetamine, morphine and several other prescription drugs in it along with a scale typically used to weigh controlled substances.

Evenson has 14 previous felony convictions, including one for 1st Degree Burglary which precludes him from possessing a firearm. Because of the previous 1st Degree Burglary conviction, he was booked for 1st Degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm as well as the other felony and misdemeanor charges. Additional charges may be added at a later time.

Evenson will be in court at 1:30pm on Monday.

Contact Police

Media Relations Contact

Officer John O'Brien