Wanted Idaho felon arrested in Spokane Valley

Wanted Idaho felon arrested in Spokane Valley

Officials arrested a convicted felon who had an active Idaho felony probation violation warrant and was believed to be armed.

Last week, Officials received information that 28-year-old Mark T. Garnett, a convicted felon, was a substance abuser and had access to numerous pistols and an AR15 style rifle along with a significant amount of ammunition.

Garnett was also known to be possibly staying at an address near the 17400 block of East 3rd in Spokane Valley.

Last Friday, just before 11 a.m., Garnett was observed arriving at the location by an anonymous tipster.

Officials surrounded the residence, and called for Garnett to surrender.

After 10 minutes, he complied and was safely taken into custody.

A warrant was requested and obtained to search for firearms.

An AR15 style rifle with laser sights and optics, along with numerous 30 round magazines and scores of ammunition were seized, as well as a small amount of heroin.

Garnett was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for a Fugitive from Justice charge due to the felony Idaho warrant for his arrest.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected.