Suspect In North Spokane Shooting Was Indicted on Drug Charges - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Suspect In North Spokane Shooting Was Indicted On Drug Charges

Posted: Updated:
Investigators say Charles Wallace shot and injured two Sheriff's deputies near the Northpointe shopping center (Photo: KHQ) Investigators say Charles Wallace shot and injured two Sheriff's deputies near the Northpointe shopping center (Photo: KHQ)
SPOKANE, Wash. -

SPOKANE, Wash. - The man who police say shot and injured two Spokane County Sheriff's deputies in North Spokane Tuesday was recently indicted on federal drug charges, according to our partners at The Spokesman-Review.

Charles R. Wallace was allegedly connected to a heroin distribution ring that investigators believe supplied at least 100 grams of the drug.

Read the report on Spokesman.com

Wallace was most recently charged with conspiracy to distribute a pound or more of heroin. He was arrested in April and had a status hearing on Monday for which he never showed up.

Wallace's criminal history is extensive. He was convicted of 15 felonies, including two counts of attempt to elude law enforcement, one count of third degree assault, one count of second-degree escape, two counts of first-degree malicious mischief, one count of second-degree burglary, one count of second-degree theft, one count of forgery, and one count of possession of stolen property, one count of possession, and multiple drug charges. He was also convicted of four gross misdemeanors - driving under the influence, two convictions of driving while under the influence, and one conviction of theft. Wallace's criminal record continues with 3 convictions of misdemeanors - negligent driving, and two third-degree driving while his license was suspended or revoked.

Wallace was arrested in April and was facing federal drug charges. He had a status hearing on Monday, and he never showed up.

The Spokane County Sheriff, Ozzie D. Knezovich, confirmed that Wallace turned the gun on himself and died.

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • NEW INFORMATION: High Drive brush fire believed to be human caused

    NEW INFORMATION: High Drive brush fire believed to be human caused

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:36 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:36:17 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.- Tuesday evening the Spokane Fire department announced they had a likely cause for the High Drive brush fire: humans. The fire broke out Monday afternoon about 3pm on the west side of Spokane's South Hill between Squelch Golf Course and High Drive. By 6pm it had grown to 30 acres and moved to within 75 yards of several homes on High Drive.
    >>
    SPOKANE, Wash.- Tuesday evening the Spokane Fire department announced they had a likely cause for the High Drive brush fire: humans. The fire broke out Monday afternoon about 3pm on the west side of Spokane's South Hill between Squelch Golf Course and High Drive. By 6pm it had grown to 30 acres and moved to within 75 yards of several homes on High Drive.

    >>
  • PHOTOS JUST IN: Devastation from Carlton Complex; 300 homes burned

    PHOTOS JUST IN: Devastation from Carlton Complex; 300 homes burned

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-07-26 04:07:59 GMT
    TWISP, Wash. (AP) - The Okanogan County Sheriff says the Carlton Complex wildfire has many more homes than previously thought. Sheriff Frank Rogers said Friday that the Carlton Complex fire has consumed about 300 homes this month. His office previously placed the number at 150, but he said then he knew it would rise.>>
    TWISP, Wash. (AP) - The Okanogan County Sheriff says the Carlton Complex wildfire has many more homes than previously thought. Sheriff Frank Rogers said Friday that the Carlton Complex fire has consumed about 300 homes this month. His office previously placed the number at 150, but he said then he knew it would rise.>>
  • 44 Riverside homes destroyed or damaged in storm

    44 Riverside homes destroyed or damaged in storm

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:46:53 GMT
    RIVERSIDE, Wash. - Many families were still at the Red Cross Shelter set up at Riverside High School in Riverside this morning.An afternoon storm destroyed or damaged 44 of their homes and knocked down close to 100 trees in Riverside Village Mobile Home Park.Many residents said the storm looked like a tornado as it swept through their neighborhood.>>
    RIVERSIDE, Wash. - Many families were still at the Red Cross Shelter set up at Riverside High School in Riverside this morning.An afternoon storm destroyed or damaged 44 of their homes and knocked down close to 100 trees in Riverside Village Mobile Home Park.Many residents said the storm looked like a tornado as it swept through their neighborhood.>>