SPOKANE, Wash. – A Spokane Valley deputy and his K9 partner were able to successfully track down two suspects in back to back nights.
On Wednesday night, Deputy Tyler Kullman and K9 Khan where called into a domestic violence call on East 17th in Spokane Valley. The victim told police the suspect, Krsna Kessler, 41, assaulted her during an argument and left on foot before deputies arrived.
K9 Khan led Deputy Kullman and another deputy to the 6200 block of East 15th where they found Kessler hiding in some tall grass. Officials said Kessler did not initially comply with commands to show his hands but he eventually surrendered. He was given medical attention before being transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for fourth degree assault. Kessler told deputies he understood why K9 Kahn was used to locate him and thanked Deputy Kullman for his service.
On Tuesday night, Deputy Kullman and K9 Khan were called to a car wash on Country Vista Drive to assist a Liberty Lake Police Officer to help locate a suspect who fled on foot. Authorities said the suspect, Jeremy Martin, 34, had an active Washington State Department of Corrections felony warrant for his arrest and possible additional felony charges.
K9 Khan led deputies to a Jeep Cherokee in a store parking lot. Officials said the car was unoccupied but a computer check showed Martin as the registered owner. The track continued into an apartment complex in the process of being built. Authorities said K9 Khan started smelling a Honey Bucket on the worksite. At the door, K9 Khan started barking. Martin then surrendered and was taken into custody without incident. Martin was then booked into the Spokane County Jail for his warrant