Suspect arrested after fatal stabbing in Spokane Valley

KREM 2's Lindsay Nadrich joins us now with the latest on what investigators are saying about this homicide investigation.

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. – Authorities arrested a man suspected of fatally stabbing a woman in her driveway in Spokane Valley on Tuesday morning.

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said David Campbell, 37 was arrested without incident by the Spokane Police Department PACT Team. Campbell will face murder charges, officials said. 

SCSO officials confirmed they responded to a report of domestic violence in just west of Barker on Bridgeport Avenue just after 11 a.m. and are now investigating as a homicide.

They said the victim appeared to be a female who had been stabbed, was bleeding and did not appear to be breathing. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to SCSO.

Officials said initial information is that it appears to be a domestic violence situation, and they did not believe there was any danger to the public. 

SCSO said arrested David M. Campbell, 37, Tuesday night after searching for him much of the day after the stabbing.

Campbell had previously pleaded guilty to third degree assault after trying to stab someone with a combat knife in August of 2016. 

The victim of the Tuesday stabbing had taken out a no-contact order against Campbell at one point, but it expired in 2011.

The order stemmed from an incident in 2010, when he was arrested for breaking the windows of two cars in front of the victim's home. She told police Campbell showed up at her house and assumed she was seeing another man and was jealous. 

According to court documents, Campbell grabbed a flashlight and broke the windows of the victim's car.

A neighbor told KREM 2 she knew the victim well and described her as "bright with a bubbly personality"  and was shocked at the crime.

"She's very beautiful and it was very sad to happen and my heart goes out to the family and to everybody that's involved," Julie Morefield, a neighbor, said. 

Officials have not identified the victim, but Morefield said she came from a tight knit family.

This story has been updated.

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