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Kennewick man escaped out window after a friend handcuffed and robbed him, police say

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The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs 2017 Crime in Washington Annual Report details crimes against persons, property and society statistics from agencies that serve about 92% of the state.
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The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs 2017 Crime in Washington Annual Report details crimes against persons, property and society statistics from agencies that serve about 92% of the state.

It was normal for Mitchell Beckner to show up in Bryan Paige’s apartment on the 5100 block of Clearwater Avenue, so it wasn’t a surprise to find him inside when Paige returned home Wednesday.

But 32-year-old Paige wasn’t expecting his friend to turn on him and start beating him, Kennewick police said.

Then, Beckner, 31, slapped handcuffs on Paige and continued to attack him and also grabbed money from Paige’s wallet, police said.

After several hours, Paige saw a chance to escape and slipped out a second-story window. Someone spotted him running down Clearwater Avenue still wearing the handcuffs and called police.

Police tracked Beckner to a car on North Road 32 in Pasco on Thursday afternoon.

He was arrested with the help of the U.S. Marshals Service and the Pasco Police Department and booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of robbery and unlawful imprisonment.

Paige was treated at Trios Southridge Hospital.

Cameron Probert covers breaking news and education for the Tri-City Herald, where he tries to answer readers’ questions about why police officers and firefighters are in your neighborhood. He studied communications at Washington State University.


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