Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives developed information regarding a possible suspect in the armed robbery on June 30, 2016 of the Spokane Teachers Credit Union (STCU) located at 13211 E. 32nd Avenue in Spokane Valley.
Detectives identified the suspect as 44-year-old Jeremy D. John and began working to locate him.
Working with the Washington State Department of Corrections Officers, Spokane Police Department and U.S. Marshals, they learned John was injured and possibly staying at the Roadway Inn located at 6309 East Broadway in Spokane Valley.
On July 5, 2016, at approximately 9:45 p.m., Major Crimes Detective, U.S. Marshals and Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies contacted John at the Roadway Inn and he was safely taken into custody for a felony Washington State Department of Corrections Escape Community Custody warrant. John had injuries to his right arm and hip and was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment where he remains under guard.
This is an active investigation and detectives continue to investigate the STCU robbery as well as the possibility John may have committed any of the other recent bank robberies in the area.
Charges are expected to be filed in the near future as detectives continue to gather evidence and interview witnesses.
Anyone with information regarding either of these robberies of Jeremy John’s activities is urged to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.
Original Press Release from June 30, 2016
Armed Robbery at Spokane Valley Credit Union
Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are still searching for the suspect who robbed the Spokane Teachers Credit Union (STCU) located at 13211 East 32nd Avenue in Spokane Valley on June 30, 2016.
Spokane Valley and Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the South Valley Branch of STCU after an armed male suspect entered the branch just before 1:40 p.m., jumped the counter, and demanded money. During the robbery, a citizen inside the bank drew a concealed handgun he was legally carrying and fired at the suspect. The suspect fled the scene on foot and was last seen running northbound from STCU.
Spokane Valley Deputies arrived on scene within minutes and quickly established a perimeter. Two K9 Units (K9 Gunner & K9 Khan), Air 1 and several deputies searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
Major Crimes Detectives and Spokane Valley Forensics Unit Specialists were called to the scene to continue the investigation. Detectives believe the suspect was shot due to the amount of blood located at the scene and from witness statements.
The suspect is described as a white male, 5’08”-5’10”, 160 pounds, wearing a gray sweatshirt with red writing (Washington State University) on the front. He was also wearing black gloves, black pants with white stripping on the side, a light colored boonie style hat and a blue bandana covering his face.
The citizen who fired his weapon was advised of his rights and sought the advice of legal counsel. He, with the assistance of his lawyer, spoke with investigators at the scene.
None of the STCU employees or citizens were injured during this incident.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or can help investigators identify this suspect is urged to call 911.