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The original item was published from 9/17/2018 4:57:30 PM to 10/2/2018 12:10:01 AM.

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE: Detectives Identify Suspect


With your help, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Task Force (ITF) Detectives have identified the second suspect in the photos as 38-year-old Scott E. Huston.  Huston, who is already being held in the Spokane County Jail for several unrelated felony charges, now faces several additional felony charges in connection with this investigation.  

We would like to thank everyone who shared this information and/or provided tips which allowed ITF Detectives to quickly identify Huston.  


Original Release from September 14, 2018:

Who is this Male?  Detectives Identify One Burglary Suspect and Request Your Help Identifying Second

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Task Force (ITF) Detective Lloyd Hixson would like your help identifying the male suspect in these photos.  

The male is suspected of burglarizing or having information regarding the burglary of multiple storage units in July of this year at North Point Mini-Storage located at 10411 N. Nevada.  Ten storage units were burglarized leading to the theft of six firearms and additional property/jewelry.  

Detective Hixson obtained surveillance video from the business and identified one suspect as 43-year-old Eric J. Petrin, an 18-time convicted felon.  Last week, Detectives Hixson contacted Petrin at the Spokane County Jail where he was being held on unrelated felony charges.  Petrin, who potentially faces several additional felony charges stemming from this case, declined to answer questions, invoking his right to council.     

ITF Detectives would like your help identifying the male in these pictures as they continue to conduct this active investigation and work to recover the stolen property/firearms.   

If you can help identify the male in these pictures, have information regarding this crime or the stolen property/firearms, you are urged to contact Detective Hixson at 509-477-2709, reference #10095256.

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