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Tue., April 9, 2013, 5:43 p.m.

Wanted felon arrested at South Hill apartment complex

A man wanted by authorities was discovered hiding out at a South Hill apartment complex on Monday night.

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies were looking for Raymond S. Wheatley, 44, a felony warrant for violating his court order, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. A deputy learned he was hiding at 2800 E. 27th Avenue and filed an arrest warrant to get him, the news release said.

Authorities also called in the SWAT Team to help serve the arrest warrant around 10 p.m. because of Wheatley’s 22 years of violent history against law enforcement. Deputies arrested Wheatley in 2007 after he grabbed a Spokane Valley police officer’s Taser and tried to use it against him, prior reports said.

The SWAT Team made their presence known and Wheatley reportedly came out on his own. Deputies took him into custody without incident, the release added.

Wheatley was booked into Spokane County Jail for his felony charges of violating a court order.

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