7-Time Convicted Felon and Wanted Suspect Arrested - Stolen Handgun, Heroin, Methamphetamine, and Paraphernalia Recovered
Spokane Valley Deputies located and arrested a 7-time convicted felon for a valid felony warrant for his arrest. Deputies recovered a stolen and loaded 9mm pistol in his waistband and $485.00 in cash. Once a search warrant for the vehicle he was driving was obtained, they recovered Heroin, Methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.
On April 28, 2019, at approximately 11:10 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputy Jason Hunt while patrolling in the area of 2104 N. Pines observed a gray Volkswagen Jetta. This vehicle caught his attention due to a tip that 23-year-old Cameron R. Inge had borrowed a similar vehicle and was carrying a pistol and drugs.
Familiar with Inge from multiple prior contacts, Deputy Hunt knew Inge had a valid felony Washington State Department of Corrections Escape Community Custody warrant for his arrest. Additional Deputies responded to assist with attempting to locate Inge.
Deputy Hunt and Deputy Sam Turner checked inside the casino where they located Inge sitting at a poker table. They advised Inge he was under arrest and advised him not to move. Inge complied and was taken into custody without incident. During a frisk for weapons after his arrest, Deputy Turner located a loaded Taurus 9mm pistol, later found to have been reported stolen in Kootenai County, in Inge’s waistband.
Video surveillance recording showed Inge arrived in the Volkswagen and went into the casino. Inge was the only person observed exiting the vehicle. Drug paraphernalia was observed inside the Volkswagen without the need to enter the vehicle.
A search of Inge was conducted, and $485.00 in cash and poker chips was recovered along with Volkswagen keys matching the vehicle.
Inge did not give consent to search the vehicle, and after he was advised of his rights, he became verbally abusive toward Deputies, cussing at them while saying he would take them all on if it weren’t for the badges and guns.
Inge’s criminal history showed seven felony convictions, several misdemeanor convictions and pending domestic violence charges making it illegal for him to possess a firearm.
Inge was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1st Degree, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Carrying a Firearm in a Prohibited Place and his felony warrant.
A search warrant for the vehicle was requested and granted. During the search Deputies recovered: 9mm ammunition, drug paraphernalia including tinfoil with what appeared to be burnt drug residue, a snort tube with residue, a clear plastic baggie containing a white crystalline substance believed to be Methamphetamine, a black box containing scales with a brown residue and two containers of black tar-like substance, individually packaged for sales, believed to be Heroin.
A field test showed a presumptive positive result for the white substance as Methamphetamine and the black substance as Heroin.
Additional charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute-Heroin, Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine were added to Inge’s booking charges.