SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- Authorities said a man suspected of a domestic violence assault surrendered peacefully after a standoff at a Spokane Valley home Wednesday morning.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to the domestic violence assault call near the 100 block of South Custer Road around 4:30 a.m. Deputies contacted the adult female victim who had left the residence where the assault occurred. Investigators said the woman was injured during the assault and was treated.
Additional deputies responded to the residence on Custer and made several unsuccessful attempts to contact the suspect, identified as Michael D. Quillen, 49. Deputies also learned Quillen had two felony warrants for his arrest, Harassment-Threats to Kill and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
The SWAT Team, hostage negotiators, and members of the Explosives Disposal Unit were summoned to the scene. The Sheriff’s Office said the large response was called for due to the severity of the active warrants against Quillen and the potential that there were weapons inside the home.
Several more attempts by phone and over the PA system to contact Quillen were ignored, according to authorities. The incident eventually ended, however, when investigators said Quillen exited the residence and surrendered to SWAT Team members.
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence Detectives were investigating the incident Wednesday afternoon and additional charges were expected.
The Sheriff's Office said because of the severity of the domestic violence assault, the victim was referred into the Lethality Assessment Program where an advocate from the YWCA would work with detectives to address the victim's needs.