Drunken dispute at homeless camp leads to stabbing - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Drunken dispute at homeless camp leads to stabbing

SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating the stabbing of a 47 year-old transient. According to Sergeant Dave Reagan, the transient had his throat slit Monday night during a drunken dispute in a Spokane Valley homeless camp. 

Spokane Valley Police say the suspect in the incident is Michael Bullock, a 37 year-old transient living in the woods between Sullivan Road and Evergreen south of the freeway east of Evergreen.

Valley Police say witness accounts vary regarding the stabbing, but a female in the camp who hid the knife under a log said the fight began when a couple came from another camp and entered the second camp uninvited. 

The uninvited couple refused to leave and the two men, Bullock and the victim, as yet unidentified, began fighting. The witness told police the two men were grappling with each other when the suspect pulled the knife. Another transient who also witnessed the stabbing called 911 on a cell phone to report the incident. 

The victim was transported to a Spokane Valley medical center where he was treated and released. Bullock was booked into the Spokane County Jail on a felony count of First-Degree Assault. During their investigation, officers discovered that another couple in the camp was in violation of a Protection Order.  Jesse Rodriguez Jr., 48, was arrested and booked into jail for that violation.

Spokane Valley Police are attempting to find the owner of the property where the stabbing occurred so that steps can be made to eradicate the camp. Spokane Sheriff's Sergeant Dave Reagan says there is already a "No Trespassing" sign posted in an effort to curb squatters.

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