Man arrested after breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s residence with a rifle and threatening her through text messages.

Corporal Maplethorpe

Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 2:53 a.m.

Man arrested after breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s residence with a rifle and threatening her through text messages.

Spokane Police responded to the 3100 block of W Eloika Ave today, September 6, 2020, at approximately 12:20 AM for the report of a domestic violence related burglary.  A woman called 911 advising her ex-boyfriend had illegally entered her residence.  She saw him on her home security system armed with a rifle.  She then received text messages from him threatening her life.

SPD Patrol Units were on scene within minutes and saw the subject looking out the front windows of the house.  Officers saw the subject exit the house with the rifle, magazine inserted.  He then cycled the action, apparently chambering a round.  He then returned to the house. 

On duty units from SWAT, K9, TAC and Hostage Negotiator responded to the scene.  Due to the video from the security system confirming the subject having a rifle and the threats made, one of the department’s armored vehicles was deployed to the scene.  This was done to ensure negotiators could speak with the subject and officers could ensure the subject did not escape into the community from a safe position.

The subject exited the house with the rifle and walked to his vehicle, which was parked nearby.  As he attempted to drive away, officers were able to block his vehicle in using the armored vehicle, preventing him from escaping.  The subject was taken into custody without injury.

Albert Louie, 24, was booked into the Spokane County Regional Jail Facility for Burglary 1st degree (DV), for illegally enter his girlfriend’s residence while armed with a firearm.  He was also charged with Felony Harassment (threats to kill) and Malicious Mischief 3rd degree for breaking his ex-girlfriend’s TV.

If you are the victim of domestic violence, you can call the YWCA Domestic Violence Helpline at 509-326-CALL (2255).  There are many resources available for domestic violence victims. 

If you witness or are a victim of domestic violence, please call Crime Check (509-456-2233) or 911 if it is an emergency.

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