Child rape suspect found hiding in Spokane Valley

Child rape suspect found hiding in Spokane Valley
Stevens Co. Sheriff's Office
Stevens Co. Sheriff's Office dpeuties are looking for Donald Hegel, who is accused of several counts of child rape. 

UPDATE: KXLY4’s Taylor Graham reports that child rape suspect Donald A. Hegel was taken into custody just after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. The sheriff’s office used K9s to help get Hegel to surrender. More information here.

Original Story:

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and SWAT Team responded to a tip Wednesday night that child rape suspect, 38-year-old Donald A. Hegel, was hiding in Spokane Valley.

According to SCSO Deputy Mark Gregory, police and SWAT Team members arrived at Leta Rd and 4th, where Hegel threatened that he would shoot if police came any closer.

The Sheriff’s Office sent out this infomation on Twitter.

#SpokaneValley Deputies, SWAT & Negotiators at residence near 4th & Leta w/felony wanted suspect who threaten to shoot at Deputies. LE attempting to peacefully get suspect to surrender. #Spokane #SCSO #CdA

— SpokaneSheriffOffice (@SpokaneSheriff) April 25, 2019

KXLY4’s Caroline Rourke provided updates from the scene.

Major law enforcement presence at 4th and Leta in Spokane Valley. We can confirm this is in relation to a rape suspect. Just got to the scene- working to confirm any more information possible. Avoid this area if you can. #kxly

— Caroline Rourke (@CarolineKXLY) April 25, 2019

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