Domestic Violence Suspect Charged with Attempted Murder
Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Major Crimes Detectives charged 60-year-old Vladimir V. Pavlik with Attempted Murder 1st Degree stemming from a domestic violence incident that occurred last night at a residence located in the 11700 block of East Alki Avenue in Spokane Valley.
Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the residence just after 5:30 p.m. and contacted Pavlik as he exited the residence. He refused to follow commands, possibly due to a language barrier, and had a large amount of blood on his shirt and pants. Deputies eventually took Pavlik into custody without incident.
Deputies quickly entered the home to check for any injured persons and located an adult female victim lying on the floor covered in blood. The victim appeared to have been badly beaten but was still breathing. Medical personnel quickly arrived to provide treatment.
Deputies also made a gruesome discovery when they observed a knife next to two pieces of human tongue. Due to the seriousness of the assault, Major Crimes Detectives were called to the scene to continue the investigation.
A search warrant for the residence was obtained and detectives worked into the night, processing the scene for evidence and conducting interviews.
The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and is listed in critical condition.
Due to the intentional, violent and vicious nature of the domestic violence assault, and the life threatening injuries sustained by the victim, Pavlik was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Attempted Murder, 1st Degree.
Volunteer members of the S.C.O.P.E. SIRT Team closed Alki between Pines and Bates for several hours while the investigation was conducted.
Deputy Mark Gregory
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office
Public Information Officer