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UPDATE: Bond Set At 2 Million For Suspect In The Beating Death Of Delbert Belton

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UPDATE: On Monday, bond for Demetrius Glenn was set at 2 million dollars. Glenn faces life in prison and a $50,000 fine. 16-year-old Kenan Adams-Kinard is expected to make his first court appearance on Tuesday.

Chief's Statement Re: Arrest of Murder Suspect Adams-Kinard

I would again, like to extend my condolences to the family and friends of Delbert Belton, a WWII veteran who served our country with honor in Okinawa. 

On Monday morning, just after 3 am, members of the Spokane Police Department's Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT) arrested Kenan Adams-Kinard. He was taken into custody without incident. He was charged with 1st Degree Robbery and 1st Degree Murder.

Last Friday, August 23rd, Spokane Police arrested the first of the two suspects, also a 16 year old male and charged him with 1st Degree Robbery and 1st Degree Murder.

I would like to assure our community that the two individuals we believe were responsible for the robbery and murder of Mr. Belton have been taken into custody.

Since receiving the initial call on Wednesday night, the Spokane Police Department has been working tirelessly to identify and apprehend the suspects in this homicide.  

Throughout the weekend, Major Crimes Unit detectives received numerous tips, worked closely with members of the faith-based community, and with the Adams-Kinard family to encourage Kenan Adams-Kinard to turn himself in and to gain information regarding his whereabouts.

Early Monday morning, PACT received information regarding Adams-Kinard's location. Police officers responded to the location, an apartment in the 500 block of W. Montgomery, in Spokane and Adams-Kinard was taken into custody without incident.

Three other young people who were with Adams-Kinard have been taken into custody and charged with rendering criminal assistance to evade police apprehension. 1st Degree Rendering is a Class B Felony.

The Spokane Police Department, is committed to protecting the community and bringing those who harm or threaten our residents to justice. This morning's arrest, and the arrest last week demonstrate the professionalism and dedication of our police officers.

UPDATE: In a press conference on Monday morning the Chief of the Spokane Police Dept said that the motive for the Delbert Belton beating incident was robbery, race was not a factor. Straub also talked about the capture of Kenan Adams-Kinard. Staub says that the Kenan's family was very helpful in his arrest.

UPDATE: Spokane's police chief Frank Straub will hold a news conf. at 9:30 this morning addressing the recent arrest of the second suspect in the deadly beating of veteran Delbert Belton. KHQ.com will cover the event LIVE.

UPDATE: 16-year-old Kenan Adams-Kinard, a suspect in the robbery and murder of 88-year-old WWII veteran Delbert Belton, was arrested just after 3 am Monday morning in a basement apartment at 500 W. Montgomery in Spokane without incident.

Adams-Kinard was arrested on 1st Robbery and 1st Murder Warrant. Several other people with him have been arrested for rendering criminal assistance.

Last week, on 8/23. Spokane Police arrested the first of the suspects, 16 year old Demetrius Glenn. Glenn is charged with 1st Degree Robbery and 1st Degree Murder and is expected to make his first court appearance today.

UPDATE: Glenn will make his first appearance Monday on charges of 1st degree Murder and 1st degree Robbery in the death of Delbert Belton.

UPDATE: Glenn, one of the 16-year-old suspects in the Delbert Belton case, will be tried as an adult.

UPDATE: There's been a discrepancy on how to spell Glenn's first name. The County Clerk says that Glenn's first name is spelled Demetrius. They're working on changing court documents which has his first name spelled two different ways.

UPDATE: The second suspect police are looking for is identified as Kenan Adams-Kinard.

UPDATE: Court documents are spelling Glenn's first name two different ways. We're working on clarifying that for you.

TWEET FROM ALEX ROZIER: Looking at Demetrius Glenn's criminal history: malicious mischief 3rd,4th degree assault, driving w/o license. Glenn also had an issue involving "riot with a deadly weapon."

BREAKING UPDATE FROM ALEX ROZIER: The 16-year-old arrested in the Delbert Belton case is identified as Demetrius Glenn, he's facing 1st degree murder and robbery.

We're told by juvenile court officials that if the court decides to charge Glenn as an adult then he may make his first appearance on Monday.

Glenn, as of now, is on the juvenile docket for today facing 1st Degree Murder and 1st degree Robbery.

The other man police were/are searching for, was born in '97, and our sources tell us he was suspected of driving a stolen vehicle overnight.

Both Glenn and the other suspect in this case have juvenile criminal history.

BREAKING NEWS: Major crimes investigators have just confirmed that one teenager has been arrested in the beating death of WWII veteran Delbert Belton. One suspect remains on the loose. Charges of 1st degree murder and 1st degree robbery pending.

At this hour we don't know which of the suspects pictured has been caught, we are awaiting more details from Spokane Police.

UPDATE: Press Release From The Spokane Police Department:

Spokane Police release surveillance photos of persons of interest in the homicide of an 88 year old man, occurring in N. Spokane last night. Anyone with information about either of the suspects is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233. On 08-21-13 around 8:15pm Spokane Police responded to Eagles Lodge, 6410 N Lidgerwood on a call of an assault.

When officers responded they located a 88 year-old man in his car with serious injuries to his head. He was transported to the hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. Spokane Police are looking for two suspects in the incident. They are described by witnesses as young African American males of average build.

Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the incident and are asking anyone with information to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

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KHQ.COM - Police say two teens assaulted 88-year-old Delbert Belton outside the Eagles Lodge in North Spokane Wednesday night around 8pm. Belton was rushed to the hospital where he was placed in the intensive care unit but later died. Police are actively searching for two suspects. They are described to be 16-19 in age, black males & both wearing black clothing, one was wearing a black "Do-Rag" police say.   Family & friends of Delbert Belton tell KHQ's Dylan Wohlenhaus that Delbert was "full of life" at 88-years-old.

They say Belton loved working on cars and helping out others. Belton also served overseas in the military in WWII.  Friends of Belton say he was wounded in WWII in Okinawa but survived. Police have not said if or what the motive was for the beating. Police believe this was a random attack. A makeshift memorial has been set up at the crime scene to honor Belton.

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The man assaulted has been identified as 88-year-old Delbert Belton. He has two sisters that still live in Spokane.

His friends say Delbert was a WWII Veteran and a former employee at Kaiser Aluminum in Spokane Valley.

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The 88-year-old man who was assaulted Wednesday night outside of an ice arena at 6321 N. Addison has died. Spokane Police are actively searching for two suspects described as black males between the ages of 16-19. Both were wearing dark clothing and one was wearing a do-rag.

They are both suspected in the killing of the elderly man which occurred around 8pm on Wednesday night. >>>>Anyone with any information on either of the suspects is asked to contact Spokane police immediately.

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