When police found Dustin C. Rauscher, he had a sawed off shotgun and enough shaved keys to steal a fleet of Nissan cars.
That was in 2007.
Three years and a prison stint later, Rauscher is back in police custody, this time accused of holing up in an apartment during a four-hour SWAT team standoff that ended with his surrender early Thursday.
Described by police as a prolific car thief, 25-year-old Rauscher is considered one of the city’s top 10 repeat offenders.
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Spokane police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer DeRuwe said Rauscher is an associate of accused ATM burglar/drug dealer/gun possessor/bail bondsman threaten-er George W. Butrick.
Butrick is in jail on about a dozen state charges ranging from drugs to assault, as well as one federal charge of felon in possession of a firearm.
Police say Butrick worked with Ronald Foreman, who has been charged with leading organized crime.