PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE VALLEY POLICE DEPT: On Monday, October 22, 2012, Spokane Valley Fire Department
personnel responded to the 9500 block of East 4th for a medics call. Valley
Fire personnel were called to the residence for a woman possibly having a
While a Valley Fire Paramedic was accessing the female,
51-year-old William Nachtwey became agitated and called the paramedic an
obscenity. The paramedic ignored Nachtwey and continued treating the female.
This apparently angered Nachtwey who decided to take matter
into his own hands. Nachtwey grabbed the paramedic by his left shoulder and
uniform pulling him away from the female victim.
The paramedic pushed Nachtwey
away from him and, due to Nachtwey's high level of intoxication, he tripped over
a coffee table not injuring himself. Nachtwey stood up, clenched his fists and
assumed a boxing stance.
The paramedic and his partner chose to exit the
residence and contacted Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies. The paramedic was
not injured during the incident.
Deputies G. Criswell and M. Gould responded to the scene and
contacted Nachtwey at his residence. They asked Nachtwey to exit his residence
to speak with him. Nachtwey met the deputies outside and mumbled some
vulgarities at them.
When the deputies told Nachtwey he was under arrest for
3rd Degree Assault, he fell over a garbage can. Nachtwey was obviously
extremely intoxicated according to the deputies reports. Nachtwey was not
injured. Nachtwey was booked into the Spokane County Jail on the felony charge of 3rd