4 Arrested after Shooting a Vehicle & Home with BB/Pellet Guns-Twice
Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested two adults and two juveniles for Malicious Mischief 2nd Degree and Criminal Conspiracy both felonies, after they shot BB/Pellet guns at the victim’s home and vehicle, causing an estimated $1,500 in damage.
On March 25, 2018, at approximately 5:50 p.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Jessica Baken responded to a report of the victim’s home and vehicle being shot at (possibly a pellet gun) by a passing vehicle. The suspect vehicle was described initially as silver/gray sedan.
On the way to the residence, located in the 11400 block of N. Parksmith Drive, Deputy Baken observed a silver Chevrolet Trailblazer occupied by what appeared to be two males parked in a parking lot at 4th and Market in Mead. The males watched Deputy Baken’s patrol car as she drove past and then left.
While talking with the victim, Deputy Baken observed a small hole (not completely through) the living room window, two holes in the rear shattered window of the truck parked in front of the residence and one shot to the windshield. The suspect vehicle was described in more detail as a silver SUV/sedan but the victim did not get a good look at the suspect(s).
Deputy Baken showed the victim a similar picture of a Chevy Trailblazer she observed on the way to the call and the victim said it looked exactly like the vehicle driven by the suspect(s).
A few minutes (approximately 6:20 p.m.), after Deputy Baken cleared the residence to try and locate the possible suspect vehicle she had observed earlier, the victim called back stating the suspect(s) had just returned and shot at their home again. The victim stated the vehicle was a silver Chevy SUV with two males in the front. The victim could not see if anyone else was inside the vehicle because the windows were too dark.
At approximately 9:00 p.m., Deputy Baken observed a silver Chevy Trailblazer in the area of Market and 2nd. The vehicle did not have license plates and was occupied by four subjects. Believing this could be the suspect vehicle, Deputy Baken requested additional units to assist with a high-risk traffic stop. With the assistance of Deputy Stan Kravtsov, the three males and one female were detained and advised of their rights.
Both Deputies observed multiple realistic looking pistols and a rifle inside the vehicle, along with BB/Pellets and CO2 cartridges throughout the vehicle.
After conducting interviews, 18-year-old Tristan P. Hilton, 18-year-old Roshena S. Andrews and two juvenile males (16 & 15 years of age) were arrested for Malicious Mischief 2nd Degree and Criminal Conspiracy, both felonies.
The vehicle was seized and a search warrant obtained. Four BB/Pellet pistols and one BB/Pellet rifle were located and seized. A receipt showing the BB/Pellet guns were purchased just prior to the first shooting incident.
Deputies were told the suspects “thought” a female in another vehicle who called them names earlier in the evening was related to a person who lived at the victim’s residence. They drove to a store, purchased the BB/Pellet guns and drove to the Parksmith residence firing as they drove past.