SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have arrested two men in the wake of a standoff where three men barricaded themselves in a house on the 1100 block of W. Nora shortly before midnight Monday. One man remains on the loose.
The standoff started at 10:30 Monday night when police surrounded a home on West Nora searching for Jarred Many, 22, and Ken Kheel, 21, who were accused of armed robbery and kidnapping for allegedly beating, pistol whipping and stealing money from two men at gunpoint last month.
"We knew where they were. We had been looking for them for a little bit finally got them cornered in their own house," Spokane Police Officer Tim Moses said.
Hostage negotiators talked Many out around 2 a.m. Tuesday. At 5 a.m., more than seven hours into the standoff, the SWAT Team raided the house and found Anthony Haines hiding in the basement. Haines was arrested on an unrelated felony warrant.
Kheel was not inside and now detectives continue the hunt for him.
The men are wanted for armed robbery and kidnapping on June 17th when two men tried to purchase a ring from one of the suspects. Police say the victims were taken into the home and robbed, pushed to the floor and beaten. They say the robbers held the victims at gun point and threatened to kill them if they called police once they left.
Officer Moses said it's important they get both suspects off the streets.
"You're robbing people at gun point, you're bringing to your own home and rob them that's dangerous especially in this neighborhood, these young men doing a bad crime, who else could they have victimized had they still be on the loose," he said.
Authorities are asking anyone with information on Kenneth Kheel's location to call Crime Stoppers at 327-5111.
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