PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE POLICE DEPT: Late last week a subject fled from a traffic stop. This person was thought to be Savaad Alex a wanted felon believed to be in possession of a handgun. As a convicted felon, Alex cannot lawfully possess a firearm and presents a danger to the community by carrying one.
Detectives received information that Alex may have been frequenting a residence at 1912 W. Grace. Alex was seen leaving the residence and kept under surveillance until Patrol officers could arrive. Alex was arrested without incident. He was not armed at the time he was arrested.
Detectives obtained a search warrant for a drug investigation involving the 1912 W. Grace residence where Alex was located.
During the execution of that warrant Detectives found cash, heroin, crack cocaine, and indication of drug sales. While searching a room in the basement detectives located a handgun and ammunition.
Savaad Alex has eighteen felony convictions from 1993 to 2011. One conviction is for Attempt to Possess a Firearm (Class C Felony) and the second was for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (Class B Felony).
Additional subjects arrested at the scene were: