Arrest made in Kennewick stabbing

By the Tri-City Herald November 25, 2011 

KENNEWICK -- A 30-year-old Kennewick man spent Thanksgiving in jail after allegedly stabbing another man in the chest Wednesday night.

The victim, 33-year-old Aaron Hogan, is being treated at Kennewick General Hospital, said Kennewick police Officer Ron Salter.

Hogan's injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

The stabbing was reported at 7:20 p.m., when officers were called to 6721 W. Kennewick Ave.

After talking to Hogan, officers determined the assault took place at a home at 6715 W. Kennewick Ave., and Thomas Cole was identified as the suspect, Salter said.

Cole had left the area before police arrived, but they tracked him to a hotel room at 7801 W. Quinault Ave.

Cole was said to be with a woman who had several outstanding warrants, Salter said.

The duo refused to leave the hotel room, and after several attempts were made to contact them, the Tri-City Regional SWAT team was called out, he said.

After SWAT members used distraction devices and breached a window to the room, Cole and Robin McPeek agreed to leave the room.

Cole was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of first-degree assault.

McPeek, 28, was jailed on her warrants.

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