Robbery suspects arrested after breaking into motel room

Robbery suspects arrested after breaking into motel room
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Three men were arrested and charged with first-degree robbery after breaking into a motel room on E. Sprague early Saturday morning.

At 2:15 a.m., a Spokane Police officer came into contact with a female running barefoot in the 1300 block of E. Sprague Avenue. The officer was told by the woman that a robbery just occurred inside of her motel room. She stated that three men forced their way into her room and one of the men pointed a gun at her and her boyfriend. The two other suspects were armed with a Taser-type device and pepper spray. All three suspects left the room after a search and stole some items.

The officer requested more units and a perimeter was established. A K9 unit was brought in to help track the suspects, who were found hiding under a deck a short distance away. They were taken into custody without incident.

21-year-old Benjamin M. Bass, 25-year-old Nakoa M. Walker-Kellum, and 31-year-old Kenneth A. Brower were booked into the Spokane County Jail for first-degree robbery. Bass also was booked on a charge f unlawful possession of a firearm and he had an outstanding burglary warrant. Bass and Brower have prior felony convictions.