Standoff ends, SWAT Team takes fugitive into custody - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Standoff ends, SWAT Team takes fugitive into custody

SPOKANE, Wash. - A standoff at the Whitworth Arms apartment building in the area of E. Hawthorne Rd. and N. Mayberry Dr ended after nearly seven hours Wednesday night.  The Spokane County Sheriff's SWAT team arrested wanted fugitive Casey Dean Bekham at around 11:30.

The Sheriff's Office says Beckham is currently wanted for Bail Jumping, Escape from Community Custody and Possession of Controlled Substance. He is classified a Repeat Offender suspect by local law enforcement, and is Armed Career Criminal-qualified.

Beckham's convictions include theft, forgery, burglary, drug possession, malicious mischief, escape, possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools, and the obligatory driving on a suspended operator's license.

Sgt. Dave Reagan with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office says they received information that Beckham was in a residence in the area and the SWAT team was dispatched to execute the arrest warrant and attempt to take Bekham into custody.

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