Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s deputies received information that 49-year-old Robert S. McDonnell might be staying at a residence in the 14900 block of East Blanchard Road in Elk and might have an active warrant for his arrest.
After checking McDonnellâ€™s name, it was found there was a confirmed Department of Corrections felony warrant for an escape community custody charge.
When deputies arrived at the location on July 3, they found the door of a travel trailer wide open and a lighter, cigarette rolling papers and tobacco on the ground nearby.
Finding an open door to the residence, deputies determined McDonnell must have seen them and fled inside.
Once Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s Office Deputy John Cook made an announcement his K-9 partner Ekko would be used to search the residence, McDonnell identified himself immediately and complied with Cookâ€™s commands.
He was taken into custody by Deputy Scott Bonney without incident and booked into the Spokane County Jail for the felony warrant.