FERRY COUNTY, Wash --- Two Latah County murder suspects found in Ferry County by law enforcement pulling resources together.
Keagan Tennant and Matthew McKetta are suspects in the death of 18-year-old Tim Reeves. Authorities say Reeves was killed by the pair Monday night in Latah County, Idaho. Ferry County Deputies got word Friday morning the suspects might be in Curlew at the Jobs Corp Center.
“Jobs Corp staff recognized the car and that’s when the center went on lockdown,” said Ferry County Sheriff’s Sergeant Justin Knisley.
Deputies, a border patrol helicopter and K-9 units were brought in to search the area near Kroupa Road. Tennant and McKetta were hiding in the woods, said deputies.
“The suspects overheard the deputies talking about bringing in the second K-9s and I guess they decided to give up,” said Sergeant Knisley.
The two were arrested when they came out of hiding. Tennant is charged with involuntary manslaughter and first degree attempted murder among other charges, said authorities. McKetta’s charges include failure to notify coroner or law enforcement of death and concealment of evidence.
“A call like this will overwhelm our small sheriff’s office very quickly without the assistance from Okanogan County and U.S. Border Patrol we would not have been able to wrap it up as quickly as we were,” said Sergeant Knisley.
Tennant and McKetta will be taken back to Idaho to face their charges, where Idaho detectives are supposed to interview them Friday night.