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Spokane Valley man jailed for eating hotel breakfast, taking a swing at deputies

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Early Tuesday morning, Spokane Valley deputies responded  to a call about a disorderly man inside the Holiday Inn Express on Mission in Spokane Valley. 

Employees told deputies the man, later identified as 25-year-old Tanner Perkins, wasn't staying at the hotel but was eating the breakfast food put out for hotel guests. They had asked Perkins to leave but he refused and started yelling at the staff.

Deputies realized that they had gotten several calls about Perkins for disorderly conduct throughout the evening at different places nearby. The two responding deputies spoke with Perkins and asked him to leave several times. After Perkins refused to leave, the deputies escorted him outside into the parking lot. 

Perkins, who deputies say looked to be high on drugs, continued to loiter and began to ramble and pace back and forth. He became confrontational with deputies. They continued to tell him to leave and he didn't. Perkins then tried to take hit one of the deputies with his fist. The deputy pushed Perkins back, told him to get on the ground, and told him he was under arrest. Perkins ignored the deputy.

The deputy eventually used a Taser on Perkins, then put him in handcuffs while he was on the ground. Perkins reportedly told the deputies, "Man that thing really worked bro." Medics responded to the scene, but Perkins refused treatment.

Perkins was booked into the Spokane County Jail for 3rd degree assault.

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