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Spokane Police searching for additional suspects in home invasion robbery

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Tire tracks from the car chase police had with the suspects Tire tracks from the car chase police had with the suspects
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane Police are trying to track down two additional suspects involved in an armed home invasion robbery in northeast Spokane Sunday night. 

Spokane Police say the robbery happened just before midnight on Sunday when three men armed with a rifle and two handguns knocked on the door of a home on N. Altamont St. just east of Andrew Rypien Field. When the homeowner opened the door, one of the robbers pointed a gun at him and told him to get down, then hit him in the head with the gun, according to court documents. The man's wife also came out to see what the commotion was and she was also ordered to the ground. 

Court records show the robbers asked where the money was, and the victims pointed them to the bedroom to a safe that contained $3,000, an antique gun, ammunition and a small amount of heroin. In addition to those items, the robbers also grabbed the man's wallet, which had $500 in it, his social security card and several pills from a nightstand. 

When the robbers left, the man called police and said the suspects were fleeing in a black Toyota Camry. 

While responding to the area, one officer saw a Toyota Camry speeding away from him. It was found a short time later abandoned near Greene and Pacific with a shotgun, gloves and clothes inside. 

Around the same time, an officer saw 32-year-old Jeremy Deaton walking in the area and stopped him. Deaton said he was out for a walk, even though he was dry and it was raining. Officers soon learned the abandoned getaway car was registered to Deaton's wife. 

Court documents show Deaton told police he was hanging out with a man named "Dan" who told him he was going to a house to buy painkillers. Deaton said "Dan" hit the homeowner over the head with gun and the three of them took off, however he said he did not know the other suspect and refused to give police any additional information. 

Deaton was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for First Degree Assault and First Degree Armed Robbery. 

If you have any information that might help police, you're asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233. 

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