SPOKANE VALLEY-- Spokane Valley Deputies arrested a domestic violence suspect for drug possession on Wednesday.
Around 8:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputy J. Kiehn was patrolling the area of 8th and Walnut when he saw 46-year-old James "Jimmy" Sherman riding his bike westbound on 8th. Deputy Kiehn had been at a domestic violence call Saturday, October 6th, in which Sherman was the suspect. Deputy Kiehn recalled from that incident Sherman had two active warrants for his arrest.
Deputy Kiehn stopped Sherman on his bike, detained him and confirmed he still had active warrants. Dispatch confirmed Sherman had active warrants for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle and a Civil Bench Warrant.
Deputy Kiehn placed Sherman under arrest for his warrants and searched him incident to arrest. Deputy Kiehn located a metal container in Sherman's front coat pocket along with some cash. Sherman told Deputy Kiehn, "That's not mine. The cash is, but I don't know what that is".
Deputy Kiehn opened the metal container and discovered a clear plastic baggie that contained a white crystalline substance he recognized to be methamphetamine. Deputy Kiehn field tested the substance with a presumptive positive result for methamphetamine.
Sherman was booked into Spokane County Jail for the charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance, methamphetamine, and his two warrants.