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Male Arrested for Felony Harassment After Early Morning SWAT Stand-off

Spokane – (Release from City of Spokane Police Department) On March 6, 2023 around 3:30 pm, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of E. 29th Ave for a threat report. The victim called 911 saying Ryan Shaules (32) was threatening to kill her. Prior to law enforcement arriving, Shaules went to victim’s residence, damaged the victim’s property, and fled. Witnesses told law enforcement that Shaules had a gun with him when he arrived. Shaules also made threats to kill a law enforcement officer. Probable cause was established to arrest Shaules for two counts of felony harassment and malicious mischief in the 3rd degree as well as unlawful possession of a firearm (Shaules is prohibited from possessing firearms due to his criminal history).


Around 4:30 am, patrol officers located Shaules near the 800 block of N. Summit Blvd. Shaules went into a nearby apartment complex and patrol contained the area until more resources arrived. Because Shaules was wanted for multiple felony offenses, was reportedly armed, made explicit threats to kill law enforcement, and was barricaded in an apartment, additional resources including SPD’s SWAT team were utilized. Numerous commands over several hours directing Schauls to surrender went unheeded, and SPD obtained a search warrant for the residence. Around 9:00 am, SPD SWAT introduced a chemical agent into the apartment which caused Shaules and another male to surrender. The other male was identified as Tikere Adams (23). Adams had voluntarily remained in the apartment during the incident, failing to obey lawful orders to exit from law enforcement. They were both placed under arrest without incident. Shaules was transported to the Spokane County Jail and booked for two counts of felony harassment, malicious mischief in the 3rd degree and unlawful possession of a firearm. Adams was also booked into Spokane County Jail for obstruction, resisting arrest and an unrelated out-of-county arrest warrant.

Shaules has three prior felony convictions which includes assault in the 3rd degree on two prior incidents and unlawful possession of a firearm.


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