SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - On Sunday around 5:20 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a report of a suspect armed with a knife who was attacking people at an apartment complex located in the 9900 block of E. 16th Ave. in Spokane Valley.
While on their way to the location, Deputies were told that people had disarmed the suspect and were detaining her. They also learned one person had reportedly been stabbed in the chest during the altercation.
Arriving Deputies learned that the 67-year-old suspect, Carole A. Cady, had been having mental health issues that seemed to have been worsening over the previous few days. Cady had apparently threatened others in the complex prior to this incident.
Deputies took custody of Cady who was yelling obscenities, calling people vulgar names and screaming, “I’m not the killer!” Cady kicked at Deputies and was not cooperative.
According to a Facebook post by the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, the man who had been stabbed said that he had heard Cady outside yelling. Knowing she had mental health issues and that she had done this in the past, he went outside to see what was happening, but Cady had already gone back into her apartment.
Several minutes later, he heard honking outside and heard Cady yelling again. He walked out on his balcony to investigate and observed Cady holding a shovel in one hand and a steak knife in the other. She was only a few feet away from another resident who was sitting in her car, honking the horn. To the victim, it appeared Cady was preparing to assault the other person, whom Cady had threatened in the recent past.
He ran down to try to help, but Cady started to head back to her apartment when she saw the victim. The victim and another male resident ran after Cady, fearing Cady had just attempted to assault the other resident with a shovel and knife.
They caught up to Cady at her front door. She had dropped the shovel but still held the knife in her hand. When they tried to detain her, she stabbed at the men wildly with the knife, stabbing the victim once in the chest. Eventually, they restrained Cady, disarmed her, and waited for Deputies to arrive.
At the conclusion of the investigation, Deputies arrested Cady and transported her to the Spokane County Jail where she was booked for two counts of Assault 2nd Degree.
The victim was treated at a hospital for a one-inch stab wound to his chest and was later released.
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