Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 34-year-old Casey L. Barker for Assault 2nd Degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, Obstruction Law Enforcement, and Resisting Arrest. Deputies were forced to obtain a search warrant to gain access to Barker’s apartment where K9 Khan found Barker hiding. Barker continued to resist arrest and, after a struggle with Deputies, he was finally taken into custody.
On July 13, 2016 at approximately 12:20 a.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Samuel Turner, Deputy Derek McNall and Deputy Kullman with his K9 partner Kahn responded to an apartment in the 4900 block of East Upriver Drive for a reported domestic violence incident.
Deputies were told Barker punched the victim during this violent assault, attempted to strangle her and she was in fear for her life. Deputies observed injuries to the victim that were consistent with the victim’s statement.
Deputies attempted to contact Barker but he refused to answer the door. Several announcements were made advising Barker if he did not come to the door, a search warrant would be requested. Although deputies could hear noise coming from inside the apartment, Barker would not comply.
After a search warrant was obtained, several more announcements advising Barker to come to the door went unanswered. Deputies forced the door of the apartment open and announced several times Barker was under arrest and K9 Khan would be deployed if he did not surrender, but Barker continued to hide.
Deputy Kullman deployed K9 Khan who located Barker hiding under a blanket between the cushions of the couch. Once located, Barker continued to struggle and resist arrest. He refused to comply with multiple commands to stop resisting as he continued to hide his hands underneath his body. Deputies delivered several knee strikes to finally gain control and place Barker in handcuffs.
After his arrest, a small baggie containing a white crystalline substance was located in Barker’s pocket. The substance was later tested and showed a presumptive positive result for Methamphetamine.
Barker was provided medical treatment prior to being transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Assault 2nd Degree (DV), Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, Obstruction Law Enforcement and Resisting Arrest.