Kennewick PD arrests man threatening woman with pickaxe & pocketknife

Image courtesy of the Kennewick Police Department, Facebook

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Police arrested a known suspect who allegedly threatened a Kennewick woman while armed with a pickaxe and pocketknife.

According to a Facebook post by the Kennewick Police Department, officers responded to a disturbance on the 4700-block of W Metaline Ave. Police made contact with a victim who reported that the suspect waited outside of her apartment door armed with a weapon in each hand.

The victim had her cell phone and told the suspect that she was calling 911. He responded by making a stabbing motion toward her and saying “do it” before fleeing from the area. Officers identified the suspect as Miles Skerbeck based on her description and an earlier contact.

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After fleeing from the apartment, Skerbeck allegedly entered a backyard on the 600-block of N Arthur St and stole a bicycle. Roughly 45 minutes after the initial altercation, the suspect was spotted near the intersection of W Hood Ave & N Edison St, where he left the book, dropped his belongings and fled on foot.

Kennewick police officers chased Skerbeck on foot, jumping over numerous fences in the process. The suspect stopped in an unoccupied apartment at 507 N Arthur St, where police caught up and apprehended him.

Skerbeck was booked into the Benton County Jail on numerous charges including felony assault, burglary and resisting arrest.


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