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Three arrested in Electric City


A Pleasant Valley couple and a Nespelem man were arrested and landed in Grant County jail after an arrest on a warrant Friday.

Police learned that Cassandra Graves, 27, wanted on a Department of Corrections felony arrest warrant, was in a vehicle at West Grand Avenue in Electric City.

When police arrived at 123 West Grand Avenue at 9:20 p.m., Graves rushed into the residence and tried to slam the door as Sgt. Gary Moore was in pursuit.

Cassandra Graves was detained on the warrant, along with her husband, Kyle Graves, 26, who is being charged with rendering criminal assistance in driving her around while knowing of a warrant for her arrest. He also allegedly had a drug smoking device in his possession.

A third person in the car, Michael Desautel Jr., was arrested on two warrants — one a felony warrant and the second a misdemeanor warrant. He faces charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, in possession of an illegal gun (sawed-off shotgun), in possession of methamphetamine, and making a false statement to law enforcement (his name).

Five officers were involved in the arrests. In addition to Moore, Officers Joe Higgs, Dan Holland, Adam Florenzen and Brian Walters were on the scene.

During the arrests, officers looked into the back seat of the vehicle and saw the sawed-off shotgun, along with ammunition. When the shotgun was examined, it was found that there were five shells in the tube and a shell in the chamber.

When Desautel got out of the vehicle, a zip-close bag fell to the ground and a similar bag was discovered inside the door. According to the report, both contained illegal drugs.

Police took the vehicle to a secure location and asked for a search warrant to further examine what was inside the car.


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