SPD Arrests Long Time Conivcted Felon After Brief Standoff

Julie Humphreys, 509-622-5868

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 5:26 p.m.

Today, 5/1/24, at 1pm, SPD’s Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF) was seeking a suspect for robbery after he entered a woman’s garage, threatened her with a firearm and stole her purse on 4/27/24. Officers located the suspect in a vehicle which pulled into a restaurant in the 1800 block of N. Monroe where he quickly barricaded himself in his car and refused to comply with orders to surrender. SPD began the process of calling in additional resources to de-escalate the situation including on-duty SWAT officers. About 20 minutes later, with still no compliance, officers breached one of the vehicle windows and deployed a pepper ball gun.  The suspect exited his car and police arrested him without further incident.

Tevan T. Williams (34) was booked into the Spokane County Jail on 1 count of 1st Degree Robbery and an outstanding warrant for 3rd Degree Assault. Williams is a 17 time convicted felon with convictions to include felony assault, robbery, riot with a deadly weapon, extortion, and forgery.

The VCTF exists to identify and arrest the most active and dangerous offenders committing the most violent crimes including murder, rape, and robbery. So far in the first 4 months of this year,  the VCTF has arrested 16 individuals for violent felonies, seized 10 firearms, executed 4 search warrants and seized over $10,000

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