Posted 4/20/2012 11:34 AM by MDGREGORY
On Tuesday, April 17th, Spokane Valley Sheriff's deputies located two possible stolen firearms near the area of 400 North University Road. Deputies recognized a female driver of a vehicle near the area as 27 year-old Jill Benton. Benton's driving status is
suspended and will be for some time.
While speaking with Benton, deputies saw a backpack in the bed of a truck that Benton parked next to. Benton told deputies she had placed the backpack in the truck and there were at least two firearms inside it. Benton gave deputies permission to search the
pack where they located a KSI Pomona 9mm handgun and a 16 gauge Westpoint shotgun.
Benton told the deputies she had a storage unit in Spokane Valley and gave the deputies permission to look inside it. Benton took deputies to the storage unit where there were several items that she said were more than likely stolen. Benton also told deputies
she had picked up one of her "felon" associates in an apartment complex who had been driving a Honda. She took deputies to the complex where the Honda, which was listed as stolen, was still parked.
Benton was booked into the Spokane County Jail on two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.
Anyone who has been a victim of a property crime can view photographs of items recovered from this and other investigations on the Sheriff's Office Facebook page. (Firearms Pictures are not yet available to be posted)
Citizens are required to call Crime Check with their original theft report number and must show proof of ownership for the items they recognize.
Information about this Spokane Sheriff News story is also available at http://www.facebook.com/SpokaneCountySheriffsOffice