Spokane Police arrest attempted murder suspect

SPOKANE, Wash. – Spokane Police arrested an attempted murder suspect Wednesday night at a local business near North Division Street and East Empire Avenue.

Police responded to the business for reports of an assault. The initial call stated that a man was at the location assaulting a woman with a baseball bat.

The suspect, 41-year-old Jeremy Lindholm, fled the building as officers arrived on scene. Police said Lindholm had the bat in his hand as he fled, but quickly gave up when confronted by officers in a nearby alley.

Lindhold was taken into custody shortly thereafter.

Officers interviewed the victim and witnesses at the location. Officers learned the incident was domestic violence-related. Surveillance video taken in the business showed an extremely violent assault committed by Lindholm, Spokane Police officials said.

After watching the video and taking statements, officers felt the victim’s life was in danger and there was information suggesting that Lindholm’s intent was to kill the victim.  

Lindholm was booked into the Spokane County Jail for second-degree attempted murder, second-degree assault and several other charges, including assaulting the victim’s friend.

The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Spokane Police take domestic violence very seriously and understand there is often a pattern of violence. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, you are encouraged to contact police. SPD can investigate criminal acts and put victim in touch with help services. 

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