Two 18-year-old men arrested in connection to Spokane Valley robbery

Two 18-year-old men are in jail on charges connected to a Spokane Valley robbing.

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies said Eric D. Denny and Isaac Anthony Ott robbed a teenager on E. 8th Ave on July 17.

Denny was arrested Wednesday for first-degree robbery. He is also being held on additional unrelated charges of first-degree burglary, second-degree assault and a juvenile hold.

Corporal Mark Gregory said Denny was arrested after members of the U.S. Marshals Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force notified the Sheriff’s Office they had located him.

Ott was taken into custody and charged last Friday. He was arrested for first-degree robbery and a Washington State Department of Corrections hold.

Gregory said Ott was taken into custody after authorities served a search warrant at a home near E Sanson Ave and N Pittsburgh St. Several other people were detained and three were arrested on unrelated active warrants. The rest were released without charges.

Gregory said the teenage victim reported walking west along E 8th Avenue earlier this month when he saw a Honda CRV driving the other direction.

The teen said the driver, identified as Denny, called him over to the car and asked to borrow his cell phone. The teen said the passenger in the car, identified as Ott, then pulled out a small silver handgun, “cocked” it and shot a round from the firearm. The victim told deputies Ott fired one time and the two men drove off with his cell phone.

The teen told police he initially grabbed onto the car, but let go as it sped away.

Gregory said the car continued east on 8th before turning south on Pines. Five minutes later, the victim saw the car a second time, traveling north on Pines.

The teen was not injured, and his phone was recovered later in the yard of a home near 8th and Union.