North Spokane Standoff Ends

Four people have been taken into custody following an hours-long standoff at the Forest Creek Apartments in the Wandermere area of North Spokane.

According to authorities, around 9 p.m. last night a group of three men and one woman assaulted another woman in the 1300 block of Southeast Blvd. on the South Hill. The group beat up the 22-year-old woman and attempted to choke her; she was able to flee from them and went to a neighbor’s home.

The neighbor helped her to the hospital, where police made contact with her and got a description of the suspects involved in the attack. A police officer was able to track the suspects to the Forest Creek Apartment complex in the Wandermere area. The vehicle owned by one of the suspects was spotted at the complex and an officer knocked on the suspect’s apartment door but the occupants refused to come out or cooperate with the police.

The SWAT team and a crisis negotiator arrived on the scene and a search warrant was obtained with the help of the Spokane Violent Crimes Gang Enforcement Team to go in to the apartment.

After an overnight standoff that last nearly 6 hours, the SWAT team launched a chemical agent into the apartment in an attempt to subdue the suspects. The suspects did not come out, so K9 Strider was sent in and made contact with the suspects, one of whom was hiding inside a couch and fought with Strider until the SWAT team followed Strider in and was taken into custody.

Bobby Ducaney, the individual who hid in the couch and fought with Strider, was arrested along with Maceo Williams on misdemeanor warrants as well as felony charges of 1st degree Robbery and 2nd degree Assault.

Two other people – Michael Hall and Nicole Hall – were also found inside the apartment and were also taken into custody for refusing to cooperate with the police.