Suspect Stabs Friend and Assaults Medic Trying to Help Him
Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a suspect after he reportedly stabbed a friend in the chest before fleeing a home. He was located in a field a short distance away, also in need of medical assistance. When medics arrived, he assaulted one of the AMR personnel. After being medically cleared from the hospital, he was booked into the Spokane County Jail for Assault 1st Degree, Assault, Assault 3rd Degree, and felony Harassment-Threats to Kill.
The victim’s injuries were serious but not believed to be life-threatening.
On September 17, 2022, at approximately 10:45 pm, Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 2200 block of N. Craig Road for a reported stabbing.
Deputies contacted an adult male stabbing victim at the residence. He was provided medical treatment and transported to the hospital for additional care with what was believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
Witnesses stated the suspect, 22-year-old Bobby E. Lewis, was allowed to stay at the residence for a short time while he looked for other living arrangements. Lewis and his friend, who lives at the home, got into an argument that quickly turned physical. During the fight, the victim was stabbed by Lewis.
The victim stagged out from a backroom into the living room as Lewis followed, still with a knife in hand. An uninvolved adult placed himself in front of Lewis, telling him to stop and to leave immediately. Lewis pointed the knife at the second victim and threatened to kill him. The second victim stated he feared for his life because Lewis had already stabbed the first victim.
Lewis left the house on foot.
As additional Deputies responded, Lewis called 911, reporting he was in a field and had been stabbed. Deputies located him in a field near W. Knox Lane and N. Craig Road. Lewis, who had blood on his clothes, did not have any apparent stab wounds, but he appeared to be highly intoxicated and having problems breathing. AMR medical personnel quickly arrived to assist. While being prepared to be transported to the hospital, Lewis grabbed one of the AMR staff and tackled her to the ground. He made a fist and cocked his arm back, but Deputies quickly stopped him and placed him in handcuffs after a short struggle. Lewis was placed on a gurney, and restraints were applied in place of handcuffs.
Lewis was transported to the hospital and after being medically cleared, he was booked into the Spokane County Jail for Assault 1st Degree, Assault, Assault 3rd Degree, and felony Harassment-Threats to Kill.
The victim, with AMR, received what appeared to be minor injuries from the assault.