Deputies link bullet holes found in neighbor’s wall to baseball bat suspect

Deputies link bullet holes found in neighbor’s wall to baseball bat suspect
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Spokane Valley deputies executed a search warrant at the residence of a convicted felon after neighbors found bullet holes in a shared wall between their residences, and seized a .22 caliber rifle, ammunition, a large collection of swords, knives, throwing stars and methamphetamine.

58-year-old Kevin R. Alexander was arrested Sunday for attempting to assault deputies with a baseball bat. Additional charges were requested for Alexander who is still in custody at the Spokane County Jail with a $20,000 bond.

On Monday night around 6 p.m., deputies responded to the victims’ residence, located in the 2300 block of N. Wilbur in Spokane Valley.

The victims said they heard loud noises coming from their neighbor’s residence on March 17, and discovered four holes in their shared wall on March 19.

Deputies found additional bullet holes in an upstairs window and broken glass on the ground below.

Deputies learned from a different neighbor that the suspect was the same who had attempted to assault deputies with a baseball bat on Sunday. Deputies also learned that Alexander was a convicted felon stemming from an arrest in Oregon, which prohibited him from owning or possessing firearms.

Deputies executed a search warrant at the residence, and found a .22 caliber rifle, ammunition, a large collection of swords, knives, throwing stars and baseball bats. Meth, a glass pipe, and a lighter were found in the garage. Deputies seized the evidence.

Alexander faces felony charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 2nd Degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine and two misdemeanors: Aiming/Discharging a Firearm/Dangerous Weapon and Reckless Endangerment as a result of this investigation.