Spokane Robbery Suspects Busted - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane Man To Suspect On The Run: 'You Either Turn Yourself In, Or I'll Shoot You!'

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: On Wednesday at around 10:44 PM Spokane Police Officers responded to a report of an Armed Robbery at Hoffman and Regal. The victim reported that the suspects fired a gun at him, took his prescription pills and that the suspects left in a green Saturn. 

Spokane Police Officer Casey Jones was nearby and responded to the area.  He immediately spotted a green Saturn traveling north on Crestline and then turn east on Diamond. As Officer Jones caught up with the car at Nebraska and Cook, the vehicle pulled over to the curb and three black male occupants exited the car. 

The three males looked directly at Officer Jones in his marked police car, and they then ran north east through the park at this location. When Officer Jones cleared the car of any other possible occupants, he saw a semi-automatic handgun lying on the floor.

Numerous other officers responded to the scene to contain the area. Officer Jake Jensen and his K-9, Duke, responded as well. Officer Jensen and Duke tracked and located one suspect hiding in the backyard of a residence in the E. 2600 block of Joseph. Officer Jensen and Duke then tracked and located the second suspect hiding in the backyard of a residence in the E. 2500 block of Columbia. 

Shortly after this, the third suspect surrendered to one of the cars on perimeter near Rowan and Regal after a resident, who saw the numerous police cars in the area, spotted the other outstanding suspect in his backyard and confronted him. 

Arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for one count of 1st Degree Robbery each were Lonnie A Hoover, a 21-year-old male, Terrence E. Skinner, a 25-year-old male and Travis L Yarbrough, a 23 year-old male.  All three are from Spokane.

Several residents of the area who were attempting to return home at the time were delayed as the K-9 was tracking and locating the suspects.  The Spokane Police Department thanks them for their patience, as well as the alert citizen who spotted the third suspect. 

Often in these situations, residents who see the police activity come out of their house to watch, inadvertently putting themselves at extreme risk. Residents should instead stay inside, lock their doors and call 911 to report any suspicious activity

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KHQ.COM - On Wednesday night a robbery victim called 911 to report that he had been shot at and that three men took off in a vehicle in the area of Hoffman & Regal. Police responded to the area and spotted the car matching the description given by the victim.

While the officer was pulling the suspects over all of them jumped out, two of them were quickly apprehended with the help of the K-9 Unit, however the third suspect managed to slip away, but not for long.

As police were looking for him a Hillyard resident went outside with a 45-caliber after hearing some commotion. The resident told the suspect, "you either turn yourself in, or I'll shoot you!" Ironically police officers were standing nearby and the suspect walked right over to them and surrendered. There have been no reports of any injuries.

KHQ's Patrick Erickson obtained Exclusive Video of the extraordinary arrest. We're working to get the video for you here on KHQ.Com, as soon as that video is available we'll post a link on our Facebook page and Twitter news feed.

All three suspects are expected to make their first court appearance on Thursday.


(Sources: KHQ's Patrick Erickson, the Spokane Police Dept. and eye witnesses.)

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