An incident that began Monday with a call about a man with a rifle at a Kennewick apartment complex ended four hours later with two men behind bars.
Kennewick police were called to the Highlander Apartments, 3030 W. Fourth Ave., about 10:40 a.m. after receiving a report about a man with a rifle trying to get people off the property, said Officer John Greenough.
When officers arrived, they found the suspect's girlfriend in the area, and she said her boyfriend used the rifle while confronting two men who reportedly were threatening him.
Officers called Anthony Moore's cellphone, and the 18-year-old agreed to leave his apartment unarmed.
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Moore, however, told officers that a second man, later identified as Nate Davis, was still inside and had a warrant for his arrest, Greenough said.
Officers learned Nathan Davis-Sellards, 19, also was wanted by Richland police on felony charges in connection with the rape of a child, Greenough said.
Officers surrounded the apartment and formed an arrest team of Pasco and Richland police and Benton County sheriff's deputies.
The Tri-City Regional SWAT team was not activated, but members who were on duty responded, along with one of the armored SWAT vehicles, said Cmdr. Scott Child.
Once officers got inside the apartment, no one was inside. Child said there was a small window of opportunity where Davis-Sellards may have been able to slip out a back window.
He was, however, found later at a nearby apartment and arrested.
During the apartment search, officers found marijuana and drug paraphernalia, leading to Moore's arrest, Greenough said.
Moore was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia and rendering criminal assistance.
Police are still investigating the weapons allegation. A .22-caliber rifle was taken from the apartment.
Stolen property found after 3 arrests in Finley
Benton County sheriff's deputies arrested three people at a Finley home and ended up recovering property taken in 20 vehicle prowls in the area, officials said.
Deputies were called to 227305 E. Highway 397 around 8:45 p.m. Saturday after a report that a Pasco woman with warrants was there, said Deputy Joe Lusignan.
Robin Gayle Green, 30, was found outside and arrested. She handed her dog to another woman inside, and while being escorted to the patrol car, she asked if the deputy could ask the other woman to call someone for her.
Green identified the other woman as Morgan Cooper, but Cooper refused to answer the door, Lusignan said.
Deputies learned the 19-year-old Kennewick woman also had a warrant for her arrest. Once they got approval to search the home, they found Cooper hiding in a bedroom, Lusignan said.
During the search, deputies reportedly saw prescription medications that didn't belong to the occupants, drug paraphernalia and a handgun.
They got approval for a wider search and found marijuana, meth and numerous items stolen from recent vehicle prowls, Lusignan said.
Deputies said they got help from some people who had reported stolen property and ended up finding evidence linked to 20 vehicle prowls in Finley, he said.
Cooper and Green were booked into the Benton County jail on their warrants.
Thomas T. Miller, 23, who lives in the home and was already in jail, is also facing charges of possessing stolen property and illegal possession of a gun, Lusignan said.
Man allegedly kicks out window in patrol car
A Kennewick man suspected of being highly drunk kicked out a window of the Benton County sheriff's patrol car after he was arrested for disorderly conduct, authorities said.
Deputies were called to 18440 S. 1884 PR SE, in Kennewick around 10:30 p.m. Sunday after getting reports about a man "out in the yard, yelling and screaming and hitting his head on things," said Deputy Joe Lusignan.
When deputies arrived, they found an "extremely inebriated" Louis Junior Jules, 31, yelling in the yard, Lusignan said.
Jules was arrested for disorderly conduct and while on his way to the Benton County jail, he reportedly yelled profanities at the deputy and repeatedly hit his head on the center partition inside the police car.
At the jail, Jules took a breath test, which showed his blood-alcohol content was 0.281 percent, Lusignan said.
Deputies took Jules to Kennewick General Hospital because of his high alcohol level. On the way, Jules continued ranting and kicking the window of a side door, he said.
Jules shattered the window, then had his legs restrained to prevent him from kicking. The restraints remained in place while at the hospital because he reportedly continued screaming and acting violently.
Once cleared by doctors, Jules was taken back to jail, where he was booked on suspicion of disorderly conduct and second-degree malicious mischief.
-- Paula Horton: 582-1556; email@example.com