SPD's Violent Crimes Task Force Arrests Two Suspects

Ofc. Jacquelyn Valencia, PIO

Friday, January 20, 2023 at 1:27 p.m.

SPD’s Violent Crimes Task Force seizes a large amount of drugs and money with the arrest of two suspects

On January 6, 2023 SPD officers arrested Shayne J. Winston (20) and Devin K. Robinson (20) for multiple charges to include money laundering, forgery and organized crime.  The Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF) recovered about 251.1 grams of cocaine still in a brick form, ammunition, $15,000 cash and four vehicles. 

VCTF arrested Winston for 3 counts of unlawful possession of a firearm in the first degree, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and 2nd degree theft.

Robinson was arrested for money laundering, forgery and leading organized crime. 

Both were booked into the Spokane County Jail where they currently remain.  Winston is being held on a $1,000,000 bond and Robinson on a $5,000 bond.  

The Violent Crimes Task Force continues its focus on removing prolific and violent offenders from the streets. Since becoming operational in June of last year, the VCTF has successfully taken into custody more than 45 individuals identified as violent offenders, who were actively wanted for crimes ranging from drive by shooting, first degree assault and murder. The VCTF works in cooperation with the Spokane Police Departments investigative and tactical units as well as our federal partners in the pursuit of violent criminal offenders.

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