Cpl. Teresa Fuller
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 11:29 p.m.
After over 3 hours, a standoff situation in east central Spokane has now ended. The Spokane Police Department has taken Jeremiah N Barnett (28) into custody. He will be booked into Spokane County Jail on a Department of Corrections (DOC) warrant for Felony Domestic Violence Court Order Violation. Other charges will be forthcoming.
Just before 6:00pm tonight, May 30, 2017, the Spokane Police Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT) and US Marshall’s Office, acting on investigative information involving Barnett responded to a house in the 2400 block of east Hartson. Barnett saw officers and retreated back into the home. They took another male, Terrance L Mance (36), into custody when he exited the house. He was booked into Spokane County Jail for a felony DOC warrant as well.
Information received at the scene indicated Barnett was armed with a firearm. Officers surrounded the home and served a search warrant after numerous failed attempts to get Barnett to come out on his own accord. The area around the intersection of Hartson and Altamont was blocked off to help ensure the safety of the officers involved, the community, and the suspect. Just after 9:00pm, pepper spray was inserted into the home Barnett exited along with a female. SWAT officers were then able to take him safely into custody.
Barnett has previous felony convictions. Officers will continue their investigation at the home; searching for the firearm he was reportedly armed with as well as investigating any other applicable charges.
Resources from the SWAT, EDU, K9, and Hostage Negotiation teams were called in an effort to bring this situation to a peaceful resolution. The Spokane Police Department would like to take a moment to thank the neighborhood affected by this incident. The successful outcome of this incident was due in large part to their cooperation and assistance.
Officer John O'Brien