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Police arrest suspected South Hill package theft who reportedly drew knife on neighbor

UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 9:55 p.m.

From staff reports

Spokane police arrested a suspected package thief accused of drawing a knife on a South Hill resident.

A neighbor called police Wednesday to report a suspicious person in the area of 2800 E. 18th Avenue on the South Hill, where Jeramy M. Allen, 26, allegedly was picking up packages on a porch, according to a police news release.

The witness told police he tried to get Allen to stay put, but a struggle ensued. The witness drew a pistol on Allen after the defendant reportedly brandished a knife “within a close distance to the witness.”

Allen was arrested shortly after. He has three previous felony charges from last year, including drug possession, vehicle prowling and criminal trespassing. He is expected to face charges of second-degree assault and third-degree theft.

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