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Spokane Police arrest suspect in violent assault

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Adrian A. Washington in a 2005 DOC photo Adrian A. Washington in a 2005 DOC photo
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane Police say they've arrested a suspect in the violent assault of a woman last week. 

On Thursday, officers responded to a hospital where a woman came in badly injured from an assault. The victim told police she had been "pistol whipped" and strangled by 36-year-old Adrian A. Washington because she disturbed him while he was sleeping. 

Detectives obtained a search warrant for the home where the assault took place and found five spent hell casings from a gun. Detectives say it appears the refrigerator and television had both been hit. They said they also found a door Washington broke to gain access to the victim. Seven hours after the assault was reported, officers found Washington and took him into custody near Division and Empire. 

Police say they found a stolen gun on Washington, and he was booked into the Spokane County Jail on six felony charges, including Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm,1st Degree Burglary, 2nd Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Domestic Violence, and Unlawful Imprisonment. He is being held on a $100,000 bond. 

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