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Latah Co. homicide suspects taken into custody

REPUBLIC, Wash. - The two men suspected of a Troy, Idaho murder earlier this week were taken into custody Friday afternoon near Curlew, Washington.

Keagan Tennant and Matthew McKetta are believed to be responsible for the shooting death of 18-year-old Tim Reeves of Pullman, Washington. Reeves' body was found on Wednesday. Authorities believe he was killed on Monday.

Keagan Tennant is the adopted son of Pullman Police Commander Chris Tennant.

The two suspects are being held in the Ferry County Jail. Sheriff's deputies were able to take them into custody without incident, following a major manhunt.

FCSO received a call at about 10:30 a.m. on Friday from a staff member at Curlew Job Corp, saying  the stolen white, 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix that Tennant and Matthew McKetta had been spotted near the campus.

The school was on high alert- - Tennant was a former student and had previously made threats against other students. FCSO had only one deputy working the day shift, so they called in the rest of the department as well as border patrol who brought in a helicopter. Okanogan County lent their K9 units to assist with the search.

FCSO says the suspects, who were hiding in bushes, walked out when they heard officers discussing the use of a second dog. Neither were armed.

Tennant and McKetta will be held at the Ferry County jail until an extradition hearing.
 

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According to the Latah County Sheriff's Office, two carjacking suspects are on the run after killing a man on Monday in the Troy area.

The victim has been identified as Pullman High School Senior, 18-year-old Tim Reeves.

Deputies believe 17-year-old Keagan Tennant and 18-year-old Matthew McKetta are armed and dangerous. Investigators believe the pair shot and killed Reeves who was found in the woods near Troy Wednesday. According to authorities, he had been dead since Monday.

Deputies have evidence that Tennant and McKetta stole a vehicle Wednesday around 10:30 p.m. in the Almon Street area of Moscow. A pizza delivery man told officers he was approached by two men with a gun who stole his car. The only suspect description is that one of the men was about 5 feet 10 inches with a heavier build.

The suspects had their faces covered.

The car they stole was a white 2002 Pontiac Grand Am with Idaho license plate 1BX8758.

If you see Tennant or McKetta or the stolen vehicle, call 911 immediately and do not approach. They are considered armed and dangerous.

KXLY has confirmed that Tennant, is the son of Pullman Police Commander, Chris Tennant.

Pullman police issued a statement saying: "Commander Tennant has not been in regular contact with Keagan, but is actively assisting investigators attempting to locate Keagan so he can be taken into custody. Commander Tennant wishes to pass along his heartfelt condolences to the shooting victim's family."

More details will be released as the investigation continues.
 


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