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Police arrest fugitives at Spokane Valley motel

Sat., Dec. 24, 2011, 5:53 p.m.

Two wanted by the FBI for stealing from a corpse they found were arrested Friday at a Spokane Valley motel after a multi-state manhunt.

Jerod M. Reeves, 29, and Kimberly M. McCaffery, 35, both of Craig, Colo., were booked into Spokane County Jail about 10:30 p.m. Friday. They are suspected of stealing items from the scene of a father-son murder-suicide last week in their home state.

Each is suspected of tampering with physical evidence, criminal possession of a financial device (credit cards), and first-degree criminal trespassing, according to The Associated Press.

The FBI notified local authorities Friday the two were in Spokane Valley, and police tracked them to the Red Top Motel on East Trent Avenue. Officers surrounded the motel and the two surrendered without incident.

Police say the pair cut off the father’s finger to steal the pistol he was holding after they stumbled across the scene, but the stolen pistol was not located in their room. Both face extradition to Colorado.

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