Wanted Convicted Felon Refuses to Exit Apartment After Assaulting Victim and Violating a No Contact Order
Spokane Valley Deputies, SWAT, Negotiators, EDU, K9 Units, and Spokane Valley Fire Rescue Task Force (RTF) members worked for several hours to eventually take a wanted convicted felon into custody. The suspect was wanted for a felony Washington State DOC warrant in addition to new charges stemming from this new Domestic Violence Incident. SWAT, Negotiators, EDU, K9 Units, and Spokane Valley Fire RTF members made entry into the apartment and took the uncooperative suspect into custody after 4.5 hours of trying to get him to cooperate and peacefully surrender. The victim, who remained inside the apartment, was not injured during the SWAT entry but did sustain some injuries during the violent domestic violence assault by the suspect.
On December 29, 2021, at approximately 6:00 pm., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the report of a violent domestic violence call at an apartment located in the 10700 bock of E. Riverside in Spokane Valley.
During the call, several witnesses reported seeing the adult female victim being punched and strangled by the suspect, later identified as 35-year-old Kenley A. Prince.
Deputies contacted Prince, who was inside the apartment and refused to exit. The adult female victim also refused to willing leave.
A check of Prince’s name revealed an active felony WA State Department of Corrections warrant (original charge: Criminal Mischief with a Deadly Weapon) in addition to a served and valid DV Protection Order barring Prince from contacting or assaulting the victim. Deputies also learned Prince is a convicted felon (Burglary DV). He also has a conviction for DV Assault and several additional charges pending for Domestic Violence Order of Protection Violations and Domestic Violence Assaults.
SWAT, Negotiators, EDU, and Valley Fire RTF were called to the scene to assist, and a search warrant was obtained.
After several more hours of negotiations and attempts to de-escalate the situation, Prince still refused to surrender peacefully.
At approximately 10:30 pm., SWAT Team members made entry into the apartment and safely arrested Prince on multiple charges.
Prince was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Assault 2nd Degree (DV), Burglary, Domestic Violence Order of Protection Violation, and Obstructing Law Enforcement in addition to his WA State DOC warrant.