Man Stabs Sibling during an Argument

Ofc. John O'Brien, PIO


Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 10:47 a.m.


Two family members engaged in a domestic violence argument over alleged stolen property, one brother goes to the hospital and one goes to jail

On April 14, 2021, around 3:30 p.m., Spokane Police Officers were sent to a domestic violence incident involving a weapon around the 3600 block of east 28th Avenue. The caller, Darcy T. Spracklin (24), reported he had been in an argument with his brother regarding alleged stolen property. Spracklin said his brother had pulled on gun on him and he had stabbed his brother. Spracklin left the residence and waited down the street for officers. He was cooperative upon contact and a knife was recovered.

Other officers went to the residence and located the stabbing victim who had a non-life-threatening injury.

Medics transported the victim to the hospital for treatment.

Spracklin stated the argument started as a physical assault. He claimed he had been punched on the face, but no injury was observed. Spracklin pulled out a knife from his pocket, then his brother took a gun from his own waistband. Spracklin said he was not in fear of his life. He grabbed the end of the gun and placed the barrel under his chin telling his brother to, “Do it.” No shots were fired.

Spracklin said his brother began to hit him with the hand not holding the gun and Spracklin stabbed him.

No other family members on scene observed the incident.

Officers did recover a firearm from the residence.

Spracklin was arrested for Assault 1st Degree Domestic Violence. He was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail.



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