On May 10, 2016 at approximately 9:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy James Wang learned 45-year-old Christopher A. Morgan had a valid felony warrant for his arrest and he was inside a residence located in the 500 block of North Dartmouth in Spokane Valley.
Additional deputies arrived at the location to set up a perimeter while Deputy Wang contacted a male who lives at the residence. The male would not allow deputies to enter his residence and search for Morgan. Several K9 announcements for Morgan to surrender went unanswered. Deputy Wang requested a search warrant to enter the residence based on his probable cause to believe Morgan was inside.
At approximately 11:00 p.m., deputies served the signed search warrant at the residence. A deputy stayed with the roommate, who was unable to leave the residence, as deputies began searching for Morgan with the assistance of K9 Laslo and Corporal Thurman.
As the search reached the basement, an additional K9 announcement was made informing Morgan K9 Laslo would be used to locate him if he did not surrender and if located, K9 Laslo would bite him. This time, Morgan announced himself and surrendered without incident.
Morgan was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for his felony warrant for Promoting Prostitution 2nd Degree.