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SWAT goes into Highlander Apartments after rifle sighting by neighbors

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Dozens of law enforcement officers spent hours at the Highlander Apartments 3030 W. 4 th Ave in Kennewick Monday afternoon after a 9-11 call came in about a man walking outside his unit with a rifle. It happened around 10:40am.

Kennewick Police Sgt. Mike Genack says officers arrived and made contact with a female in the area, who turned out to be the suspect's girlfriend. She told officers her boyfriend, 18 year old Anthony Moore had a rifle while confronting two males that were threatening him, trying to get them to leave.

Police say she provided Moore's cell phone number for contact and they called him, talking him out of apartment E105 unarmed. After speaking with Moore, Captain Scott Child with Kennewick Police says they learned there was another man inside the apartment with the weapon, 19 year old Nathan J. Davis-Sellards.

"He is wanted for a statutory rape charge in Richland," said Captain Scott Child with Kennewick Police of Davis-Sellards.

Police say Moore knew Davis had a warrant for his arrest. SWAT set off a flash bang to get Davis-Sellards out of the unit and then they went in, but it was empty. "Because there was a possible fugitive inside, because we knew there was at least one gun in there loaded, we had to wait and be very careful about it. Some of the SWAT officers arrived, and they basically made entry in there with all their gear to make sure it was done in a safe manner," says Genack.

The apartment was contained and a multi-jurisdictional arrest team was formed; consisting of Pasco Police, Richland Police, and Benton County Sheriff's Office.

Police later found Nathan Davis-Sellards win a nearby apartment. Police say during the search of Moore's apartment, they found several pieces of drug paraphernalia as well as marijuana. Moore was arrested and booked in Benton County Jail for Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Rendering Criminal Assistance. The weapons offense remains under investigation, to be reviewed by the Benton County Prosecutor.