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Additional Arrests From Medical Lake Gun Thefts

Posted 11/26/2012 12:57 PM by KWESTBERG

On September 17, 2012, a homeowner on Wilcox St. in Medical Lake had twenty-one firearms stolen from his residence. Since this crime, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office Investigative Task Force (ITF) and Investigative Support Unit (ISU) have made multiple arrests and located several of the stolen firearms.

During the first week of November, 2012, a Spokane resident told Sheriff's Office ITF and ISU investigators that he had purchased two of the firearms that were taken during the September 17th burglary. This subject said he took the firearms to Lewiston when he found out they had been stolen because he was scared and did not know what to do. He also told investigators a short time after the purchase, 24-year-old Scott Damon and 21-year-old Brad Kelly came to his residence, assaulted him with a firearm and demanded the two weapons back. Both weapons have since been recovered by Sheriff's Office investigators.

On November 18, 2012, a Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy assigned to Medical Lake saw Damon driving in Medical Lake. The deputy knew Damon's' driving status was suspended, confirmed this through dispatch and stopped Damon's vehicle. After Damon was placed in custody for driving on a suspended license, deputies located a sawed off shotgun in his vehicle. Damon was arrested for Possession of a Sawed-Off Shotgun, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Controlled Substance, methamphetamine.

On November 21, 2012, Kelly arrived at Medical Lake Municipal Court for a court date involving a previous weapons violation. Kelly was arrested for the crimes he and Damon committed the first week of November which included 1st Degree Robbery, 1st Degree Burglary and 2nd Degree Assault. Damon was charged with these crimes as well as the additional charges from the traffic stop. Both remain in Spokane County Jail at this time.