Felony Domestic Violence Suspect Wanted after Standoff

Sgt. Teresa Fuller

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 6:20 p.m.

Updated: 12/22/2021

Spokane Police are asking for help locating a wanted domestic violence suspect, 35-year-old Trevor Gormley. Probable cause was developed for 2nd Degree Assault (DV) and Unlawful Imprisonment (DV) after SPD responded to multiple calls about a woman in distress in the area of Garfield/8th .  Officers deployed multiple tactics during the 4 hours standoff in order to come to a safe and peaceful resolution. After exhausting all options, it was determined Gormley was no longer in the apartment and had likely fled just before officers arrived. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Today, December 21, 2021, just before noon, Spokane Police received several calls about a woman in distress in the 900 block of east 8th.  Responding officers found the female victim who was transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening, injuries. The investigation led to probable cause to charge Gormley with 2nd Assault and Unlawful Imprisonment, both domestic violence charges due to the relationship between Gormley and the victim. Officers were also made aware there was possibly a firearm in the apartment. The apartments near where Gormley resides were evacuated as a precaution.

Out of an abundance of caution, multiple department resources were put in place including K-9, Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT), and SWAT.  Members of the HNT were able to contact Gormley but he refused all commands to surrender peaceably. Once all other tactics were deployed, the SWAT team entered and determined he was not in the apartment.

Spokane Police are asking for the public’s help locating Gormley. He should be considered armed and dangerous, so please do not attempt to contact or apprehend him if located; call 911.

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