Ofc. John O'Brien, PIO
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 4:01 p.m.
A man pointing a handgun at passing motor vehicles was located and taken into custody near the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.
On October 6, 2020, a little after 10:00 a.m., Spokane Police Department (SPD) officers responded to a report of a man pointing a firearm at passing vehicles in the area of Maxwell Avenue and Lincoln Street. Two men walking in the area told one of the officers they saw the male holding a gun in his hand.
Officers located the male, 30-year-old Charles J. Reevis, in the area of Sharp Avenue and Wall Street. One officer saw Reevis moving his concealed left hand under his jacket before Reevis reached under his coat with his right hand producing a handgun.
Reevis began to pick up his walking pace before officers announced their presence and gave him commands to stop. Reevis moved behind two parked vehicles and an officer heard what sounded like metal hitting the ground. Reevis had taken off his jacket, tossed it onto the sidewalk then laid in the middle of the roadway.
As officers approached, Reevis jumped up and tried to flee. He was stopped a short distance away where he dropped to the ground on his own. Reevis laid on his back and at one point concealed his hand behind his back into his waistband. Eventually he complied and removed his concealed hand. No physical use of force had to be used on Reevis.
Officers took Reevis into custody and located a handgun, in the area where he was initially contacted, by the parked vehicles.
Reevis is a convicted felon and therefore cannot legally possess firearms. His felony convictions include: Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Burglary 2nd degree, and Malicious Mischief 2nd degree.
Reevis was booked into the Spokane County Jail for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 2nd degree.