Deputies Coax Wanted Suspect, a Convicted Felon Known to be Armed and Uncooperative, to Surrender while SWAT is Responding Again
Spokane Valley Deputies became aware that 43-year-old Donald E. Weber had several felony warrants for his arrest, including charges of Assault 2nd Degree, a Washington Department of Corrections warrant for an original charge of Assault 2nd Degree, and a misdemeanor warrant for DUI. After learning Weber was at his residence in the 1500 block of N. Vista Road, they attempted contact, but Weber would not exit the home. Due to his history and a lengthy standoff with SWAT in December 2021, where 16 firearms were recovered, SWAT was again called to assist. Weber eventually surrendered to Deputies prior to SWAT’s arrival, and he was booked into the Spokane County Jail on several charges.
On October 22, 2023, at approximately 4:15 pm, Spokane Valley Deputies learned Weber was at his residence in the 1500 block of N. Vista Road. Several Deputies responded to the location and set up a perimeter. Deputies contacted several individuals inside the home who were unsure if Weber was inside or not, and they refused to allow Deputies to check the residence.
Deputies positioned their vehicles around the residence, activated their emergency lights, and began giving commands via their vehicles’ PA systems, advising Weber that he was under arrest and to surrender peacefully. Deputies also began the process of obtaining a search warrant for the residence.
At approximately 4:55 pm, Weber emerged at an open door at the back of the residence. He was advised he was under arrest and needed to surrender. Weber said he would not exit his residence because he is on “federal indictment”.
Knowing Weber was inside and refusing to exit, SWAT was paged to assist.
At approximately 5:20 pm, Weber exited the front door of the residence, began to follow commands, and was safely taken into custody. The SWAT Team, who had not yet deployed, was canceled.
Weber, a convicted felon (Robbery 1st Degree-1999), was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for his warrants and a new charge of Resisting Arrest.
Weber is currently being held for old charges of Assault 2nd Degree and 16 counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1st Degree. Spokane County Superior Court Judge R. Clary set his bond on these charges at $1,500.
On the new charge of Resisting Arrest and old charges of Driving While Suspended 3rd Degree, DUI, and Operating a Vehicle without an Interlock Device, his bond was set by Spokane County District Court Judge J. Fassbender at $1,500.
Weber also remains in custody on a Washington State Department of Corrections Hold.
Previous information sent on December 14, 2021, regarding the SWAT incident mentioned:
UPDATE: Suspect Donald E. Weber, a Convicted Felon, Charged with Assault 2nd Degree & 16 Counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1st Degree
Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives served the search warrant on Weber’s residence, where he was arrested last night after an hours-long standoff. They located 16 firearms, ranging from pistols, shotguns, and rifles, including an AR-style pistol chambered in .300 Blackout, which is consistent with evidence found at the scene where Weber reportedly fired a weapon before pointing it at the victim.
The firearms and other evidence were seized.
Weber is a convicted felon, 1999 conviction for Robbery 1st Degree, and prohibited from possessing firearms.
Weber remains in the Spokane County Jail charged with Assault 2nd Degree and 16 counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1st Degree.
Information Release on December 13, 2021:
UPDATE: After Hours-Long Standoff, Suspect Arrested
Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives and Deputies continued this investigation and received information the suspect, 41-year-old Donald E. Weber, was at a house located in the 1500 block of N. Vista.
Due to the severity of the crime and knowing Weber had a weapon earlier, the SWAT Team, Negotiators, and additional support units were requested to assist as a perimeter around the residence was established.
After a multiple-hours-long standoff, Weber was finally taken into custody. Once medically cleared, Weber will be booked into the Spokane County Jail for charges of Assault 2nd Degree and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.
This remains an active investigation. No further information is available at this time.
Suspect Fires Gun Near Past Employer’s Home/Business
No One Injured - Major Crimes Detectives Investigating
Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a home/business early this morning for a reported person firing a gun. No one was injured, and the suspect and victim are acquaintances. The suspect fled prior to Deputies arriving at the scene and has not been located yet. Major Crimes Detectives are on scene, continuing the investigation.
On December 13, 2021, at approximately 4:30 am., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the report of someone firing a shot in the area of the 10800 block of E. Trent.
The caller stated an acquaintance and past part-time employee arrived at his business/home and began yelling out front. The victim then heard a shot as he went to the door to investigate. He observed the suspect out front holding a firearm. The suspect pointed the gun at the victim and yelled something before fleeing the area.
The victim said he does not know why the suspect did this, and he doesn’t know of any conflict between them. The victim explained the suspect was possibly under the influence of drugs.
Deputies searched the area, but the suspect was not located.
Major Crimes were called to the scene to continue the investigation and collect evidence.
Thankfully, no one was injured, and Investigators are working diligently to locate the suspect.