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U.S. Marshals capture wanted fugitive in Spokane

U.S. Marshals captured wanted fugitive, Bobby J. Bilderback at a north Spokane gas station on Friday evening.

Bilderback was wanted in Whitman County on assault, firearm and drug charges. According to officials with the United States Marsha's Fugitive Task Force, Bilderback was taken into custody without incident.

After his arrest, Bilderback was immediately handed over to Whitman County Sheriff's Deputies, who then transported him to the Whitman County Jail. He will make his first court appearance in Whitman County Superior Court on Monday afternoon.



A 48-year-old man convicted twice on homicide accounts is on the run after being released from prison.

Police believe he is in the Spokane Area, possibly driving a silver 2006 Hummer three with a Washington license plate.

The Whitman County Sheriff's Office has an arrest warrant out for Bobby Bilderback, who threatened someone with a gun during an argument at his Malden home earlier this week.

He is wanted for first degree felony assault and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Bilderback was sentenced to five and a half years in prison in August 2013 for controlled substance homicide and unlawful disposal of human remains.

He and two other suspects provided 17-year-old Donavin Stapert with methamphetamine at Bilderback's Malden home in March 2013. Stapert fatally overdosed and the three suspects put his body in a safe and buried it in Spokane County.

Before that, Bilderback spent 23 years in prison for first degree murder for a killing in Chelan County from 1987.

Bilderback was released from prison in December and is now on the run.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Whitman County Sheriff's Office.