Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force Arrest Wanted Suspect, AR-15 and Heroin found in his Backpack
Investigators with the Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force contacted two males near Regal and Bridgeport. During the investigative stop, they learned one of the males, 19-year-old Wyatt F. Comer, had an out-of-state warrant and probable cause for his arrest locally stemming from a Domestic Violence incident. After Comer’s arrest, they located an AR-15, money, Heroin, pills, multiple empty Ziploc baggies and a digital scale in Comer’s backpack. Being a felon prohibited from possessing firearms, Comer was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, and the DV charge.
On June 3, 2020, at approximately 4:30 p.m., two members of the Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force (SRSSTF) observed two males walking on Regal, near Bridgeport. One of the males was known to the SRSSTF Investigators as Comer.
During contact with the males, Comer’s identity was confirmed, and his name was checked through dispatchers. They learned there was probable cause to arrest Comer for Malicious Mischief DV, and he showed an out-of-state warrant for his arrest. Comer’s backpack was removed, and he was detained pending the confirmation of the probable cause, and the warrant, which they later learned was non-extraditable.
Still under arrest on the local DV charges, a search of Comer’s backpack revealed an AR-15 (upper and lower receivers were separated), a loaded magazine, and lose .223 rounds inside. They also found approximately 4 grams of Heroin, pills believed to be Xanax, and Diazepam, several empty Ziploc baggies and a digital scale.
A check of Comer’s criminal history revealed he is a three-time convicted felon (Possession of Stolen Property, Assault 3rd Degree, Theft of a Motor Vehicle) and prohibited from possessing a firearm.
Comer was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1st Degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, and the unrelated Malicious Mischief DV.
The out-of-state warrant was not extraditable, and the AR-15 had not been reported stolen. This remains an active and ongoing investigation.
The second male was released at the scene and was not charged with a crime.
The Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force is composed of the FBI, Spokane Police Department, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, Spokane Valley Police Department, United States Border Patrol, and the Washington State Department of Corrections.