Medical Examiner identifies victim of fatal parking lot fight

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — The Spokane County Medical Examiner identified the man who died in a fatal brawl in the parking lot of Ichabod’s Tavern.

The man was identified as 40-year-old Daniel Glen Jarman, and his death was ruled as a hemorrhage caused by blunt impact to the head. According to the Medical Examiner, brain contusions and a skull fracture contributed to his death, which was ruled a homicide.

Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are still looking for information regarding the fatal brawl.

On December 29 at around 2 a.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a call of a man laying in the parking lot. The caller believed the man may have been knocked out, and the suspect reportedly ran away.

The Deputies found the 40-year-old victim laying in the lot, his face bleeding. He was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, but he succumbed to his injuries Friday evening.

During the investigation, the suspect was identified as 38-year-old Joseph R. W. Riley.

Investigators arrested Riley on Thursday, prior to the victim’s death, and booked him into the Spokane County Jail for first-degree assault. Riley is currently there on a $150,000 bond.

Now, Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are looking for more information regarding the incident. Detective Marc Melville wants to speak to anyone who may know what led up to the fight, who witnessed it, or what might have been said about it in the days after.

Major Crimes is requesting that anyone at Ichabod’s Tavern on December 28 after about 10:30 p.m., and witnessed Riley joining the victim and two other women in the building, contact Detective Melville at (509) 477-3325.