April 1, 2013 in City

Police arrest two at site of dismemberment


Two adults who live in the home where a 19 year-old was killed and partially dismembered in January have been arrested on drug charges.

Richard C. Hebert, 25, and Erica A. Ellis, 24, were booked into the Spokane County Jail on methamphetamine possession charges. Hebert also is accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Police spokeswoman Monique Cotton said in a news release that a SWAT team entered the home, 4818 N. Lincoln St., Friday afternoon following an investigation into alleged drug activity at the home.

Inside Hebert’s and Ellis’s bedroom, police found a loaded .38 caliber revolver, meth and drug paraphernalia, Cotton said.

It’s the same home where Dylan J. Heinen, 19, was shot and killed in January, then partially dismembered with a hatchet. Police found Heinen’s dismembered body after being contacted by someone who had been at the home.

Investigators believe that Jeremy M. McVicker, 19, who lived at the home, accidentally shot Heinen, then panicked and began trying to dismember him in an effort to dispose of the body. McVicker remains in jail on a $1 million and is charged with first-degree manslaughter and destroying evidence.

The latest police visit to the home was unrelated to the January dismemberment.

Hebert’s bond was set at $15,000. Ellis’s was set at $10,000.

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