OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM SPOKANE VALLEY POLICE: On Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at 6:30 p.m., Spokane Valley
Sheriff's Deputies responded to the area of 12900 E. Olive Avenue on a wanted
Dispatch advised Deputy D. Powers that a witness called to report
21-year-old Colton Kilgallen was in a back yard at the Olive Avenue address. Deputy Powers confirmed Kilgallen had an active Department of Corrections
warrant for his arrest prior to his arrival.
Deputy Powers had several prior contacts with Kilgallen and
knew he had a history of running from the police. Therefore, Deputy Powers
requested assistance and four additional Spokane Valley Deputies and two Liberty
Lake Officers responded to the scene to assist in apprehending
The witness, who was the homeowner, told Deputy Powers
Kilgallen was sitting on his back porch with his girlfriend. The homeowner gave
Deputy Powers permission to enter his yard and as he walked around to the
backyard, Deputy Powers immediately recognized Kilgallen sitting on the back
Deputy Powers told Kilgallen he was under arrest and Kilgallen
immediately leaped from his chair and ran into the house. Deputy Powers ran
around the house and heard other deputies say Kilgallen was running west on
Olive Avenue. Kilgallen was later caught by Deputy Wells and two Liberty Lake
Officers in a backyard on Olive Avenue.
After further investigation, Deputy Powers determined
Kilgallen had ran through six separate yards, jumping fences during his
attempted escape. Kilgallen also ran through a garage during his short escape
attempt. When Deputy Powers spoke with Kilgallen he said he was sorry, that he
should not have run and that he was "just being stupid".
Kilgallen was booked into the Spokane County Jail on six counts of 2nd
Degree Criminal Trespass, one count of 1st Degree Criminal Trespass, Resisting
Arrest and the Department of Corrections Warrant.