Suspect still at large after SWAT team is called to Walla Walla home
WALLA WALLA, Wash. —
Some tense moments Tuesday afternoon in a Walla Walla neighborhood as a SWAT team went into a home on Myrtle Street.
[Update: August 9, 3:30 p.m.]
Walla Walla detectives have arrested Dearcie L Abraham, 31, and Robert P Burgess, 27, for their involvement the incident at 400 block of Chase Street.
Both were lodged at the Walla Walla County Jail on charges of assault and possession of a stolen vehicle.
Police continue to search for the third suspect who was armed with a knife and made threats to a victim.
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It all started just before noon when a property owner noticed a suspicious vehicle on his property on the 400 block of Chase Avenue.
He confronted the occupants and they allegedly assaulted the victim. One of the occupants threatened him with a knife.
Walla Walla Police say that suspect entered a home on the 300 block of Myrtle Street.
Officers set up a perimeter and a Walla Walla City/County Regional SWAT team was called due to the inherent additional danger of officers on scene to help with a search warrant.
The suspect was not found, but police did arrest Devon R.P. Millar on an outstanding warrant. Millar was an occupant at the Myrtle Street home.
The vehicle the occupants were in was determined to be stolen.
The vehicle, a 1997 Plymouth Voyager minivan, was recovered. It had been reported stolen from the 700 block of N 12th Avenue on Sunday.
Walla Walla police say the suspect is still at large.
City detectives are investigating.