Spokane Police arrested a 45-year-old man for a series of assaults around the Centennial Trail Sunday morning just before 9 a.m. Police responded to reports of a man, identified as Jonathan Scott Beggs, making bizarre statements and attacking women with a weapon. Police received reports from three different women who all said they were terrified.
Later Sunday at around 3 p.m., officers responded to the YMCA on N. Monroe because of reports of a man being disruptive and making bizarre statements. Police interviewed Beggs and arrested him for the earlier assaults. He was booked into jail for second degree assault. A mental health evaluation was also ordered.
Police believe there may have been more witnesses to Beggs' behavior Sunday morning. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.