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Posted on: April 11, 2018

SVIU Detectives Obtain a Search Warrant for Two Residences;Three Arrested as Investigation Continue

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SVIU Detectives Obtain a Search Warrant for Two Residences; Three Arrested as Investigation Continues  

Spokane Valley Investigative Unit (SVIU) Detectives, with the assistance of SWAT Team members, executed the search warrant which resulted in the arrest of two suspects for possession of stolen property and one for a felony warrant.  This investigation remains active and additional charges/arrests are expected.   

On April 10, 2018, SVIU Detective Jeff Thurman obtained a search warrant for two residences, one in the 1300 block of S. Ray and a second in the 1600 block of W. Toni Rae Drive. 

At approximately 10:00 p.m., SVIU Detectives, assisted by the Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team with Air 2 overhead, executed the search warrant at the residence on W. Toni Rae Drive.  Multiple subjects were detained but two defiantly remained inside the residence despite multiple attempts by HNT negotiators to make contact and PA announcements/commands to surrender. 

After several hours, SWAT Team members, including Sheriff’s Office and Spokane Police Department K9s, entered the residence and located 39-year-old Adam K. Wilkening and 32-year-old Tegan M. Rushworth. 

During the evening/early morning hours, the search warrant was also served on the residence on S. Ray.

As a result of this investigation, two stolen trailers, a 2011 Salem Cruise and a 2008 Eclipse Attitude Toy Hauler, were recovered.  The trailers were reported stolen from a Spokane Valley business on March 12, 2018, and had a total estimated value of over $35,000.

Rushworth, a five-time convicted felon (Theft of a Motor Vehicle (2 counts), Identity Theft, Forgery and Theft of a Firearm), was booked into the Spokane County Jail for two counts of Possession of Stolen Property 2nd Degree.     

Wilkening, a two-time convicted felon (Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of Controlled Substance), was booked into the Spokane County Jail for two counts of Possession of Stolen Property 2nd Degree and two felony warrants (Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Bail Jumping).     

Detectives seized property/vehicles/evidence and this investigation is ongoing with additional charges/arrests expected in the future. 

Also arrested at the Toni Rae Drive location: 31-year-old Ernest T. Dasher who was booked into the Spokane County Jail for an unrelated felony warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

 Due to this, no further information can be released at this time. 

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