Ofc. Richie Plunkett, PIO
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 2:57 p.m.
Traffic stop leads to two arrests for narcotics and felon in possession of a firearm
On May 27, 2020, around 7:43 a.m., Spokane Neighborhood Resource Officers conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of E Pacific Ave/S Cook St. The driver, Andrew Hicks (21), was driving on a suspended license and had been stopped in the vicinity of a known drug house. During the course of the traffic investigation, one of the officers believed the passenger had a warrant based on similar looks, age, size, and tattoos.
When officers went to detain the passenger to confirm his identity, the male physically resisted and appeared to be reaching for his front waistband area. This led to officers calling for an expedited response for additional officers. Once other officers arrived on scene, the male was placed in-custody initially for Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting Arrest. The male was identified as convicted felon Davin Wells (36). Wells was in possession of a Glock handgun he had tucked in his waistband, a large amount of crystal Methamphetamines, butterfly knife, pills, a small digital scale, and around $1900 in cash.
Wells was additionally charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 2nd Degree, and Dangerous Weapons. Further investigation of the driver, Hicks, led to two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin and Methamphetamines). Both individuals were booked into Spokane County Jail on the above mentioned charges.
Officer John O'Brien