Woman in critical condition after man allegedly kicked, stomped on her head in downtown Spokane

<p><p>A woman is in critical condition and a man is in jail after he allegedly kicked and stomped on her head Tuesday in downtown Spokane.</p></p><p><p>Spokane Police Department officers responded to the area of West Second Avenue and South Jefferson Street shortly after 4 p.m. for a reported assault, according to an SPD news release. Spokane Fire Department and American Medical Response crews treated the severely beaten and unconscious woman, who was then taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.</p></p><p><p>Video footage allegedly revealed the man, Martay Ellis, 24, forcefully kicking and stomping on the victim’s head, despite her lying motionless on the ground, the release said.</p></p><p><p>Spokane police located Ellis downtown on Wednesday afternoon and took him into custody without incident. He was booked into Spokane County Jail for first-degree assault.</p></p><p><p>It remains unclear what precipitated the incident and whether Ellis and the victim knew each other.</p></p><p><p>Police said Ellis is a five-time convicted felon with priors that include felony assault and robbery.</p></p>