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Fugitive found hiding in Spokane Valley outhouse

Federal agents caught a fugitive in Spokane Valley after he was found hiding in an outhouse.

Travis W. Beavers, 20, fled authorities and ditched his car near Dishman Mica Road and Appleway Boulevard around 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

Spokane Valley Sheriff’s deputies helped federal agents set up a police perimeter to find the convicted felon. Spokane County Sheriff’s K-9 dog Laslo tracked Beavers to an outhouse several blocks from the abandoned car.

Beavers refused to leave the bathroom because he was scared of Laslo based on his prior history with K-9 units, but Deputy Jeff Thurman released the dog to get him.

Beavers was taken into custody by federal agents after being treated by a local hospital. He’s in custody at Spokane County Jail for federal charges of possessing a firearm, according to recently filed federal court documents. Investigators found a .270 caliber rifle on his person.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigators sealed the probable cause for arrest in U.S. District Court because it talking about an ongoing investigation from confidential informants, court documents show. Beavers is expected in court on April 30th at 1:30 p.m.

Beavers was previously convicted of stealing a car and possessing stolen property in 2012, in addition to burglary and possessing drugs.

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