February 19, 2021

White supremacist '14 First' member arrested for Spokane synagogue vandalism

Raymond Bryant
Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the vandalism of a Jewish temple in Spokane, Spokane Police Sgt. Terry Preuninger confirmed on Thursday.

According to a press release from Spokane police Spokesperson Julie Humphreys, 44-year-old Raymond Bryant was arrested Thursday morning in connection to the vandalism at Temple Beth Shalom on the morning of Feb. 8. 

Bryant was charged with second degree malicious mischief and malicious harassment, both class C felonies, according to Humphreys. Detectives executed a search warrant for Bryant's home in Airway Heights and developed cause to arrest him, according to the press release.


Humphreys said Bryant claimed responsibility for distributing antisemitic flyers at the front door of a downtown Spokane TV station and in neighborhoods several days after the vandalism.

Bryant is being held in the Spokane County Jail.

Source: krem