Tucson homicide suspect arrested near Spokane
Monday, June 27, 2011
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A man wanted in connection with a homicide in Tucson is being held in Spokane.
KREM reports a sheriff's deputy checked out a pickup truck with a missing front license plate early Saturday in Spokane Valley and arrested 26-year-old Jonathan G. Baumbach of Tucson who was sleeping inside.
The station says he's accused of killing 61-year-old Robert Pardee and taking his pickup. Officers making a welfare check found Pardee's body June 20 at his home in Tucson.
In a jail interview Monday, Baumbach told a KREM reporter he hit Pardee on the head with a rubber mallet and cut his neck with a razorblade because he suspected Pardee was sleeping with his fiancee.
Information from: KREM-TV, http://www.krem.com/