Standoff ends in man's arrest

K9 Unit locates suspect in basement

SPOKANE – A local man has been arrested following a May 22 standoff.

Jae W. Lee, 36, is facing charges of second-degree burglary, second-degree theft and obstructing law enforcement.

His arrest stems from a Spokane County Investigative Unit detectives’ attempt to serve a warrant at his residence.

Lee barricaded himself inside despite repeated announcements from law enforcement, records show. The situation escalated, necessitating the intervention of the SWAT Team due to Lee’s behavior and the cluttered, hazardous conditions within the home.

After nearly four hours of negotiation and unsuccessf...

 

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