Ofc. John O'Brien, PIO
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 3:02 p.m.
Second suspect in Kendall Yards assault has been taken into custody.
Today, November 9, 2020, around 2:00 p.m., SPD officers took 21-year-old Rylee D.V. Francisco into custody from a residence in the 1300 block of west Augusta Avenue.
Detectives from the SPD Targeted Crimes Unit identified Francisco as a suspect in the October attack and established probable cause for his arrest.
Francisco was booked into the Spokane County Jail on two counts of Assault 2nd degree.
A group of males assault construction workers in Kendall Yards sending one victim to the hospital with a head injury.
On October 19, 2020, around 2:22 p.m., officers were sent to the area of 1100 W. Summit Parkway to an initial report of a fight. Construction workers observed three males knocking over Lime scooters so they began to record the activity their phones. The trio threatened to shoot the workers, threw large rocks at them and damaged property.
One construction worker was struck on the back of the head by a soft ball sized rock, which was thrown from a distance of about six feet. A medic described the injury as possibly life threatening. He was transported to an area hospital. The victim’s condition was eventually upgraded to stable.
A delivery truck on scene, picking up equipment, had both side windows broken out.
The group of males ran from the area and crossed the Monroe Street Bridge.
A Spokane Police Officer caught up to the group near Main Avenue and Monroe Street. He gave them orders to stop and tried to contact them.
One of the subjects, 18-year-old Anthony P. Statton, ran from the officer. A foot chase occurred along several blocks downtown ending up near 900 W. Sprague Avenue. The officer took Statton into custody. While searching him, incident to arrest, Statton stomped on the officer’s foot then kicked the officer’s legs. Statton continued to try and kick other officers and flail his upper body in an attempt to assault them.
Statton was taken to the ground and placed in leg restraints to stop his assaultive behavior and prevent future assaults against law enforcement officers. Statton was transported to the Spokane County Jail and booked for Assault 1st degree, Assault 2nd degree, Assault 3rd degree, Malicious Mischief 2nd degree, Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting Arrest.
Statton is a convicted felon and his most recent conviction is Malicious Mischief 2nd degree (2 counts).
The two other males involved in the assault have not been located yet. If you have any information that may help investigators locate the other two males involved in this incident please call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233 and reference #2020-20184065.
Officer John O'Brien