Spokane County WA Sheriff's Office, Date 06/08/2018
The Spokane County WA Sheriff's Office is releasing the following information pursuant to RCW 4.24.550, which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.
The individuals who appear on such notifications have been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the Sheriff's Office in the county of their residence. Further, their previous criminal history places them in a classification level which reflects the potential to reoffend.
This individual has served the sentence imposed on them by the courts. HE/SHE IS NOT WANTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AT THIS TIME. THIS NOTIFICATION IS NOT INTENDED TO INCREASE FEAR; RATHER IT IS OUR BELIEF THAT AN INFORMED PUBLIC IS A SAFER PUBLIC.
Law Enforcement has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may or may not live. Unless court ordered restrictions exist, this offender is constitutionally free to live wherever he/she chooses.
Nathan Blaise Knight
White Male, Age: 22, Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Residence: 3800 block of E. Longfellow Ave., Spokane
Convictions-Date & Crime:
May 2, 2018 Comm. w/Minor for Immoral Purposes
Extremely Volatile Situation Ends in Despair & Suicide
A domestic violence incident last night in Greenacres involving an armed male could have ended in multiple deaths inside the home, Deputies being injured/shot or many other ways. Last night, thankfully none of those occurred. Unfortunately, it still ended with a life lost; a father, friend, a young man who felt his only choice was to end his own life.
Last night’s incident began just like a lot of domestic violence calls here in our community and across our nation. A relationship deteriorating, but not completely over, causing erratic emotions ranging from anger, sadness, hope, despair, confusion and everything in between. But suddenly, the incident escalated to an extremely unstable, volatile, and potentially deadly situation when the male fired a pistol, breaking a sliding glass door to enter the residence of his estranged wife. Also inside, another adult and three young children.
Spokane Valley Deputies, Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies and Liberty Lake Police Officers raced to the scene hoping to end things peacefully but fearing a potentially violent and deadly outcome. As Deputies/Officers arrived at the residence, they were advised the male shot himself tragically taking his own life without anyone else being physically injured.
Suicides and attempted suicides occur far too often in our community and in our nation. The feelings of desperation, sadness, confusion, failure and the utter feeling that there’s nothing to live for, no inkling of hope, creep their way into the minds of people of all ages; those who have barely began to live their lives to others who have experienced many years of life’s ups and downs.
What is left in the wake of the extremely sad and defining result of a person ending their own life? Complete devastation accompanied by unanswered questions of why or what could I have done to help in the minds and deep in the soles of the person’s friends, family and loved ones. Even the community is left reeling with similar questions and sorrow.
We would all like to remind anyone who is feeling hopeless or feeling there’s nothing to live for, help is always available, someone is always willing to help you out of the crushing darkness you’re feeling. There’s no need to hurt anyone or yourself which will only cause more devastation and life-long pain for those who care about you.
Please! If you’re feeling lost, or thinking about hurting yourself or someone else, reach out, take a second to contact one of the many people who want to help you save your life. Call one of the numbers below or just walk into any emergency room, contact a Fireman, a Deputy, an Officer, your church, a family member or friend and simply say, “I need your help.”
Mother of 6-Month-Old Baby Arrested for Murder
Major Crimes Detective Investigation into the Baby’s Death Continues
Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives arrested 27-year-old Skye M. Metcalf, charging her with Murder 2nd Degree for the death of her 6-month-old baby.
On June 11, 2018 at approximately 1:15 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to MultiCare Valley Hospital’s emergency room for the report of an unresponsive infant who was brought in with severe head injuries by her parents, Metcalf and 24-year-old Anthony R. Stedeford. A short time later, the infant was pronounced deceased by the attending doctor.
The initial information provided to the responding Deputy was Metcalf tripped with the baby in her arms. As she fell, the baby flew from her arms, hit a baby walker and fell to the floor. Metcalf stated Stedeford was not home at the time of the accident.
Medical staff stated the observed injuries did not appear to be consistent with the reported account of the incident.
Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives responded to the hospital to continue the investigation.
Stedeford was found to be in violation of a Domestic Violence (DV) No Contact Order and was arrested Monday afternoon in accordance with the order.
During an autopsy on Tuesday, the Medical Examiner’s Office observed the infant suffered multiple impacts to her face and scalp which were not consistent with accidental injuries. The cause of death was determined to be “complex skull fractures from blunt impacts to the head”, ruling the manner of death as homicide.
Major Crimes Detective Scott Bonney located and arrested Metcalf and brought her to the Public Safety Building to be re-interviewed. After being advised of her rights, Metcalf continued with her fabricated story regarding the injury and subsequent death of her baby. She eventually said she was frustrated with Stedeford due to a recent argument. She admitted she intentionally and forcefully pushed the infant face-first into her basinet causing the injuries to the baby’s face. She also punched the infant twice, with a closed fist in the back of her head in the area consistent with the observed skull fractures. A short time later, her baby stopped crying, became lethargic and then unresponsive. Metcalf stated Stedeford was not present during the assault and she called him after, telling him she accidently dropped their baby.
Stedeford was also re-interviewed at the Public Safety Building and eventually released without charges.
Metcalf was booked into the Spokane County Jail for Murder 2nd Degree (DV) with Aggravating Circumstances with a bond currently set at $1 million.