Man Booked on Felony Assaults after Intentionally Coughing on Officers

Sgt. Teresa Fuller


Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 11:37 p.m.


Spokane Police Officers, acting on a tip about a female who was wanted out of Idaho, were attempting to arrest her when her brother interjected by intentionally coughing in both officers’ faces. Tanner Macri (21) was booked for two counts of 3rd Degree Assault on Law Enforcement Officers. His sister, Shayden Macri (22) was booked as a Fugitive for having a felony Probation Violation Warrant out of Idaho and on a local misdemeanor 4th Degree Assault (DV) warrant.

Yesterday, April 8, 2020, just after noon, a tip came into Spokane Police that Shayden Macri had a warrant and was at a residence in the 4200 block of south Scott. Officers responded there and found Shayden hiding in a bedroom closet. As they started to take her into custody, she screamed for her brother, Tanner. Tanner came downstairs toward the two officers detaining Shayden, and forcibly, intentionally, coughed in each officer’s face. Tanner attempted to do this again after officers arrested him and were escorting him to a patrol car to be taken to jail.

Tanner was booked for two counts of 3rd Degree Assault on Law Enforcement; one for each officer. Shayden was booked on her misdemeanor warrant and as a fugitive for the warrant out of Idaho.

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