4-Time Convicted Felon with Lengthy Criminal History Arrested After Pointing a .357 Revolver at a Victim’s Face
Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the area of Railway Storage and located a suspect, who reportedly drew a pistol and pointed it at a victim’s face. The victim was not injured but stated he was in fear for his life. The suspect, a 4-time convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm, was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail. The suspect's loaded pistol, which he tried to hide prior to being contacted, was located and booked into evidence.
On December 12, 2021, just after 10:00 am., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the report of a person with a weapon at Railway Storage, located at 4210 N. Progress.
The caller/victim stated he contacted a male inside a truck that had been parked at the location for the last two days. The victim said the male, later identified as 29-year-old Timothy R. Allen Jr., smashed out the driver’s side window of the truck with what the victim described as a .44 Magnum Revolver and pointed it right at the victim’s face. Allen said, “F### off, I am not having a good day, and I am waiting for my friend to come to give me a jump.”
The victim was able to leave without being injured but stated he felt threatened and was in fear for his life.
Deputies began searching the area for Allen. A few minutes later, Deputy Moffett advised he located a male matching Allen’s description in the area of Rich and Upland Roads. During a consensual contact, Allen lied about his name or having any knowledge of the incident. Deputy Moffett continued to monitor Allen’s location while other Deputies continued the investigation.
Soon, Deputy Moffett was informed that the male (Allen) was believed to be the suspect involved. Deputy Moffett recontacted Allen detained him, and Allen was not found to be in possession of a weapon. Back at the storage area, Deputies quickly determined the vehicle belonged to Allen.
The victim confirmed Allen was the suspect who pointed the handgun at him.
Later, a search to locate Allen’s handgun was conducted. Deputy Moffett found the pistol hidden in the backyard of a residence located in the area where he first observed Allen. The handgun, a loaded .357 Magnum Revolver, had not been reported stolen. I was unloaded and later booked into the evidence facility.
Allen, a 4-time convicted felon (Assault with a Deadly Weapon (2 counts), Escape by a Felon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm), also had two misdemeanor convictions and multiple probation violations. Allen was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Assault 2nd Degree and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1st Degree.