Domestic Violence Stabbing Arrest

Ofc. John O'Brien, PIO


Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 11:44 a.m.


SPD Patrol Officers arrested Heather M. Fourstar (37) for Assault 2nd degree domestic violence. Fourstar stabbed her boyfriend in a residence near Sinto Ave. and Ruby St. Fourstar locked herself in the residence with four small children and refused to come out. Officers obtained a warrant and made entry. No children or officers were hurt while taking Fourstar into custody.

On December 18, 2018, around 10:15 p.m., a victim of domestic violence called police to report he had been stabbed by Fourstar who was still inside their residence with four small children. Officers contacted the victim outside the residence on Sinto Ave. near Ruby St. and had him medically treated.

Fourstar had been drinking and started an argument with the victim. Fourstar armed herself with a knife from the kitchen, screamed at the victim then lunged at him with the knife.

The victim grabbed Fourstar’s hand that was holding the knife and snapped the blade in half. After the victim let go of Fourstar, she stabbed the victim in the abdomen with the broken knife blade. The victim ran from the house fearing for his safety.

Officers had probable cause to arrest Fourstar for Assault 2nd degree domestic violence. There was probable cause to arrest Fourstar for Assault 4th degree domestic violence from a prior incident. Fourstar refused to comply with officers and exit the residence.

Officers sought a search warrant for Fourstar and made entry into the residence around midnight. Officers took Fourstar into custody and rescued the four children who were physically unharmed.

Fourstar was book into the Spokane County Jail for Assault 2nd degree domestic violence and on the probable cause for the prior Assault 4th degree domestic violence incident.

1 in 3 women and 1 in 7 men will be affected by domestic violence.

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there is help. Go to https://ywcaspokane.org/programs/help-with-domestic-violence/ or call 509-326-CALL 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



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