Spokane Man Accused Of Shooting His Girlfriend In The Face Makes Court Appearance
SPOKANE, Wash. - Joshua Graham, the man accused
of shooting his girlfriend in the face appeared in court on Tuesday morning. He
entered a not guilty plea on charges of 1st degree assault and 1st
degree unlawful possession of a fire arm. His trial is scheduled to
being Dec. 10th.
SPOKANE, Wash – Joshua
Graham, 30, is now in jail after a short SWAT standoff in North Spokane, after
police say he shot his girlfriend in the face one week
Police have been
looking for him ever since, and the Spokane Police Anti-Crimes Team developed
information Graham was at a home in the 1100 block of W. Cleveland this
morning. After doing surveillance, they
confirmed he was there, and moved in.
The SWAT team and a
K-9 unit were called in, and even as the SWAT team had their guns drawn, Graham
refused to come out.
After a short
standoff, he walked out of the home peacefully, and nobody was
But that wasn't the
end of it; police also arrested a second man, who police say had a warrant out
for his arrest for second-degree burglary.
A radius of roughly
two blocks was blocked off during the SWAT standoff, leaving neighbors to wonder
what was happening.
"I was trying to
figure out what was going on or who these people were, I guess someone from the
neighborhood knew the guy," said Dan Sexton, who lives nearby. "They were hollering for the guy to come out,
they were going to send in the dogs, and one guy came out, they wrapped him up,
threw him in the back of the swat truck and cuffed him."
girlfriend survived after being shot in the face, and is even doing well enough
she is home from the hospital.
Graham is expected to
make his first court appearance Tuesday.
He's in the Spokane County Jail on $250,000 bond.
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