Stabbing at House of Charity

Ofc. Kyle Yrigollen

Monday, March 19, 2018 at 3 p.m.

Arrest made in Monday’s stabbing in front of the House of Charity.

Downtown Neighborhood Conditions Officers (NCO) following up on yesterday’s stabbing incident were able to locate the suspect in front of the House of Charity today. The suspect was identified as thirty-four year old, Dennis P McElyea.

Probable cause was developed to arrest McElyea.

McElyea was charged with Assault 1st degree and he was booked into the Spokane County Jail.


Spokane Police received a report of a male who was stabbed in front of the House of Charity at 32 W Pacific. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arriving on scene and the male victim is being treated at the hospital for his injuries.

Officers were dispatched to a reported stabbing today at 12:28pm. Officers arrived on scene within minutes and found a male victim who had been stabbed outside of the House of Charity at 32 W Pacific. The male victim was treated by medics and transported to the hospital for treatment. Officers are following up on leads for the suspect, at this point it is early in the investigation and a description of the suspect may be released at a later time.

Spokane police request anyone who witnessed the incident or has further information to report it to crime check at 509-456-2233.

Contact Police

For in progress crimes and emergencies call 911

To report a non-emergent crime contact:

To provide crime activity or suspect information that doesn't require immediate action contact:

For general police email contact:

For nuisance reports, including code violations (i.e. illegal camping, substantial litter in yards or alleys, graffiti, land use violations), parking complaints, and road condition issues contact:

Media Relations Contact

Officer Steve Anderson