Victim of Domestic Violence Incident Intentionally Hit by Vehicle, Deputies Obtain Search Warrant and Arrest Suspect
Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies, assisted by the Warrant Service Group, arrested the suspect in a domestic violence incident Saturday night. The suspect ran over the victim after a domestic violence argument that escalated. The victim was transported to the hospital with what appeared to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was located inside a home near the scene but refused to make contact with Deputies. After a search warrant was obtained, members of the Warrant Service Group entered the house and arrested the suspect without further incident.
On March 3, 2023, at approximately 10:15 pm, Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the 6700 block of E. Sprague for the report of a vehicle/pedestrian collision.
Arriving at the scene, Deputies contacted the 33-year-old male, who explained his girlfriend ran him over after a domestic violence argument.
The victim stated he was walking home from a bar after his girlfriend became angry, accused him of cheating, and left the location. After some time, he decided to walk home since their residence was only a few blocks away. As he did, he noticed his girlfriend’s vehicle in the 2nd Avenue and S. Coleman Road area. He approached and tried to talk to her, but this escalated the situation, and he walked away. When he did, he heard the engine rev and turned around as he was hit and run over by the vehicle. The suspect, identified as 43-year-old Brandie L. Gange, drove away. The victim was able to walk back to the bar, where an employee called for help, and he told Deputies Gange was trying to kill him.
The victim was transported to the hospital for what was believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
At approximately 10:30 pm, Spokane Reginal Air Support Unit (SRASU-Air 1) located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s parked at their residence in the 7000 block of E. 4th Avenue. Deputies arrived moments later and noted the car was warm to the touch. No one was observed by Deputies, or Air 1, walking near the area.
Believing Gange was inside the home, Deputies attempted to make contact at the front door and gave multiple PA announcements informing Gange they were outside and for her to come to the front door with her hand visible, but all attempts were unsuccessful.
Deputy K. Sipes authored a search warrant for the residence and Gange’s vehicle, which a judge approved. Members of the Warrant Service Group responded to the scene to assist with the warrant service.
Several additional attempts went unanswered, and the home's front door was breached. Grange was located inside the house and safely taken into custody without further incident.
Gange invoked her rights and declined to provide a statement or answer questions.
Gange was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Assault 1st Degree (DV), and her vehicle was seized as evidence.