Did Recent Arrest Prompt Police Standoff, Shooting? - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Did Recent Arrest Prompt Police Standoff, Shooting?

SPOKANE, Wash. – James Rogers, the man shot and killed on Monday after a two-hour standoff with police, was recently arrested, prompting some to wonder if the prospect of more jail time prompted suicidal thoughts in the man.

Rogers was arrested on Friday night by the Connell Police Department for Driving Under the Influence. He was on his way to see his daughter in the Tri-Cities when he was stopped shortly before 10:30 p.m. according to an arrest report.

Rogers was booked into the Franklin County jail and released several hours later. Court records show he failed to appear for a hearing on Monday afternoon.

Rogers instead returned to the Spokane area where he told multiple people he was suicidal. He encountered police officers at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Monday a few miles east of downtown.

Rogers repeatedly told family members he did not want to go back to prison over the last several months. He told family members he would do whatever it took to stay clean of drugs and alcohol, according to his sister, Angela Crigger.

Records show that James Rogers spent time in prison as recently as 2010 after an incident in Whitman County.

Some in the Rogers family wonder if the recent arrest prompted suicidal thoughts in Rogers, who called his parents on Monday and said he was going to take his own life.

He was shot multiple times after a standoff with Spokane Police. Neighbors say police negotiated with the man for two hours, but the man refused to leave his overturned van.

It is unclear what substances, if any, Rogers was under at the time of his arrest for allegedly driving under the influence on Friday.

DUI laws allow a person to be arrested if they are under the influence of alcohol or other substances, such as prescription drugs or over the counter medication, if they impair your ability to drive.

Family members say Rogers had previously taken a prescription which mimicked the effects of alcohol and caused Rogers to appear under the influence of alcohol.

KHQ Local News Reporter Chelsea Kopta contributed to this report.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Spokane chef gets stolen car, knife back

    Spokane chef gets stolen car, knife back

    Saturday, October 21 2017 12:25 AM EDT2017-10-21 04:25:18 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been a tough week for Keegan Jones. Last Friday his Mazda Protege was stolen. Leaving him depending on friends to help get to work. Not only was his car stolen, but something else he relies on for his livelihood.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been a tough week for Keegan Jones. Last Friday his Mazda Protege was stolen. Leaving him depending on friends to help get to work. Not only was his car stolen, but something else he relies on for his livelihood.

    >>
  • Spokane police investigating body found in dumpster

    Spokane police investigating body found in dumpster

    Friday, October 20 2017 6:54 PM EDT2017-10-20 22:54:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say they are investigating an unattended death after they responded to a report of a deceased woman found in a dumpster of a business in the 2900 block of E. 27th Ave. Friday morning. Spokane Police Officers and Major Crimes Unit (MCU) Detectives responded to the scene for the investigation around 9:30 a.m.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say they are investigating an unattended death after they responded to a report of a deceased woman found in a dumpster of a business in the 2900 block of E. 27th Ave. Friday morning. Spokane Police Officers and Major Crimes Unit (MCU) Detectives responded to the scene for the investigation around 9:30 a.m.

    >>
  • Idaho woman arrested following death of 20-month-old child

    Idaho woman arrested following death of 20-month-old child

    Saturday, October 21 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-10-21 21:27:17 GMT

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Police have arrested a south-central Idaho woman following the death of her 20-month-old child. Authorities arrested 22-year-old Amanda Dunlap of Twin Falls in Boise on Friday and booked her into the Ada County Jail.

    >>

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Police have arrested a south-central Idaho woman following the death of her 20-month-old child. Authorities arrested 22-year-old Amanda Dunlap of Twin Falls in Boise on Friday and booked her into the Ada County Jail.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/