Fugitive arrested in Cheney

Arkansas man was on the lam three years

CHENEY – A fugitive from Arkansas arrested here March 21 remains in the Spokane County Jail awaiting extradition.

Walter Roy Sexton, 44, is being held without bail on a warrant connected to multiple sexual assault cases in his homes state.

He was apprehended in Cheney at a residence near Third Street, records show. His arrest followed a collaborative effort by the U.S. Marshals Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force, Idaho Fish and Game, local police and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

Sexton, a convicted felon, had purportedly been evading law enforcement for over three years, all...


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