Posted 12/12/2012 2:21 PM by KWESTBERG
On Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at 1:10 p.m., Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the area of 37000 N. Newport Hwy. to the report of possible shots fired. An anonymous caller advised a white sedan pulled into the driveway of the residence and
that there was an argument followed by what they believed to be gunfire. The caller said the sedan appeared to be a 90's model with a replaced hood and fender.
Sheriff's Deputy P. Bloomer was responding from the Bear Lake area when he passed by a vehicle traveling southbound on the Newport Hwy. matching the sedan description. Deputy Bloomer stopped the vehicle that was occupied by two male subjects.
The driver, identified as 24-year-old William Talbert, quickly exited the vehicle. Deputy Bloomer asked Talbert what took place at the residence north of their location. Talbert responded "just arguing".
Sheriff's Deputy J. Thurman responded to the residence the incident took place and advised Deputy Bloomer that Talbert and the passenger were involved in the incident. Deputy Bloomer detained Talbert and his passenger and obtained permission from Talbert to
check inside his vehicle. Located inside the vehicle was an American Arms .22 caliber revolver that had the serial number ground off. Talbert told Deputy Bloomer the weapon belonged to someone else.
A short time later dispatch advised Deputy Bloomer that Talbert was a convicted felon. Talbert was ultimately booked into the Spokane County Jail on the felony charge of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 2nd Degree and misdemeanor charges of Altering the Serial
Number of a Firearm and Driving While License Revoked 2nd Degree.
Deputy Thurman remained at the residence and learned a male and female had fled the scene prior to his arrival. A Sheriff's Office K9 Unit and his handler responded to the residence to assist Deputy Thurman. The female had returned but the male, later identified
as 38-year-old Anthony Young, had fled into the wooded area near the residence.
Dispatch advised Deputy Thurman Young had four active felony warrants out of Steven's County for 2nd Degree Burglary, Taking a Motor Vehicle Without Permission, 1st Degree Theft and Possession of Stolen Property 2nd Degree. It was also assumed at that time
Young was possibly armed based on the anonymous 911 caller.
Deputy Thurman, Sheriff's K9 Jet and his handler tracked the area behind the residence. Jet started on a diligent track that was confirmed with tracks in the snow. About one-mile from the residence, Jet went underneath a tree and located Young. Jet was called
back by his handler and Young came out from under the tree. He had been hiding in a hole and covered himself with snow, sticks and pine needles. Young was cleared by medics and booked into Spokane County Jail for the listed Steven's County felony warrants.
It was never confirmed a shooting took place.