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Spokane police K-9 nabs robbery suspect

Two men suspected of a home invasion robbery in Spokane last month are now in police custody.

A Spokane police dog, Bennie, captured Wesley I. Veazie, 22, (right) after he ran from traffic stop near North Lincoln Street and West Boone Avenue Wednesday about 6:20 p.m., police said today.

Officers conducted the stop with members of the U.S. Marshals  Las Vegas police captured his suspected accomplice, Taveus M. Brown (left), 30, Wednesday also.

The men are suspected of bursting into another man's apartment at 2500 E. South Riverton on March 2 and holding him at gunpoint.

A SWAT team searched a home at 1921 E. 4th Ave. the next day but didn't find the men.

Now they're in custody on charges of first-degree kidnapping, first-degree burglary and attempted first-degree robbery. Veazie is due in Superior Court this afternoon; Brown is in jail in Las Vegas.

Brown's extensive criminal history includes convictions for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, theft, riot and second degree unlawful possession of a firearm.  '

Veazie has convictions for making a false statement, fourth-degree assault, obstructing an officer, conspiracy to possession of a controlled substance, theft, riot and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.

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