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Posted on: August 31, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Man Arrested after Witness Reports Suspect Appeared to be Loading a Pistol in a Store Parking Lot

Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 49-year-old Allen R. Summa for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm after a witness reported seeing Summa hold up a pistol and rack the slide as he sat in a vehicle parked in front of Value Village in Spokane Valley.

The incident began on August 30, 2016 at approximately 11:30 a.m., when the witness reported seeing a man who appeared to be loading a pistol while sitting in his vehicle parked in front of Value Village located at 12205 E. Sprague in Spokane Valley. The witness stated the man held the pistol above the steering wheel in clear view and he appeared to be loading the weapon.

Several Spokane Valley Deputies responded and contacted the male who was later identified as Summa. Summa was cooperative and followed commands. After he was detained, deputies checked his name and learned Summa was a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm.

After he was arrested and informed of his rights, Summa told deputies he didn’t know he was a convicted felon and thought the charge (1986) was dropped to a misdemeanor. Summa did admit he picked up the pistol and racked the slide to make sure it was unloaded.

The firearm, a black semi-automatic .22 caliber Lorcin, was located in a black holster between the front seats next to the emergency brake. The pistol did not have a round in the chamber but the magazine contained 8 rounds.

Summa was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. The pistol was seized and booked into the property room as evidence.

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