Spokane Police arrest man for attempted 2nd degree murder

Cpl. R Van Tassel #844

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 11:53 p.m.

Spokane Police arrest man for attempted 2nd degree murder after violent attack at local business.

This evening, August 16th 2017 at about 5:40 PM, Spokane Police responded to a local business at the 3800 block of N Division for an assault. The initial call stated that a male was at the location assaulting a female with a baseball bat. The suspect, 41 year old Jeremy Lindholm, was fleeing out the back of the business when Officers arrived on scene. Lindholm still had the baseball bat in hand as he fled, but quickly gave up when confronted by Officers in the alley. He was then taken into custody.

Officers interviewed the victim and witnesses at the location. Officers learned that this incident was domestic violence related. There was also surveillance video of the incident from inside the business, which showed an extremely violent assault perpetrated by Lindholm.

After watching the video and taking statements into account, Officers felt that the victim’s life was in danger, and there was information suggesting the intent of the suspect was to kill the victim. Lindholm was booked into Spokane County Jail for Attempted Murder 2nd degree, 2nd degree assault and several other charges, including assaulting the victim’s friend.

The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

SPD takes domestic violence very seriously, and understands that there is often a pattern of violence. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence please contact Police, who can both investigate the criminal acts, as well as put victims in touch with services.

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