SPD Arrests Male for 1st Degree Robbery, Store Clerk Stabbed During Theft of Water Bottle

Ofc. Daniel Strassenberg, PIO

Monday, March 4, 2024 at 7:49 a.m.

SPD arrests male for 1st degree robbery, store clerk stabbed during theft of a water bottle

On 3-1-24 at 12:50am, Spokane Police responded to the area of Maple and Maxwell on a report of a stabbing.  Upon arriving, officers contacted a victim with multiple stab wounds.  Employees at the location observed a male steal a bottle of water and walk out of the business.  The clerks attempted to stop the suspect male and an altercation took place in a parking lot.  At that time, the victim was stabbed twice.  The victim fled back into the store with the suspect following him.    

The suspect male left the location and was observed by a witness discarding some of his clothing before entering a nearby apartment building.  Officers quickly responded to lock down the area and began searching for the male.  Clothing items belonging to the suspect were located before the male was contacted and detained. 

Martel L. Stewart-Toliver (33) was placed under arrest for 1st Degree Robbery and booked into the Spokane County Jail. The victim of the stabbing was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition.

Toliver was also booked for 1st Degree Assault in regards to a stabbing that took place on 2-11-24 in the 300 block of West 5th Avenue. 

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