Raid Flushes Suspect from Attic, Turns Up Elderly ‘Neglected’ Woman
Tuesday evening, Kennewick police were busy after serving a search warrant at a home.
Officers surrounded 1711 West 25th Ave. around 7:30PM and served a warrant to search the home. Police didn't say what led to the 'raid' but they ended up locating four suspects who were taken into custody but not after some issues. It's believed the raid had to do with narcotics.
Two of them, identified as 45-year-old Jeremy Cronenwett and 35-year-old Phonesavanh Phothisene, were arrested after allegedly trying to interfere with police. They've been charged with suspicion of obstructing a public servant. Another, 37-year-old Martin Olivera was arrested for a felony DOC warrant. But the one who gave them the most trouble was 29-year-old Kyle Crary.
Officers quickly figured out he had entered the attic crawl space, the Tri City Regional SWAT team was able to extricate him. He's now in jail on four outstanding warrants as well as obstruction charges.
But officers also made a disturbing discovery. In the home they found an elderly 69-year-old woman whom they said was in "extremely poor health." EMS was called and she was taken to Trios Southridge ER for treatment.
Police say the case continues to be investigated for alleged narcotics, and now the parties involved could be looking at additional charges of neglect concerning the elderly woman. No information released about what, if any, relationship there is between the suspects and the older lady.