2 accused for 5 deaths in the Yakama reserve


Two men arrested in connection with five killings over the weekend in the Yakama Indian Reserve were charged with assault Monday with a dangerous weapon related to the leak.

James Cloud, 35, and Donovan Quinn Carter Cloud, whose age was not available, briefly took away a child under gun threat, which resulted in the death penalty. charge of assault and demanded the keys to a fugitive car, according to documents filed in federal court in Spokane, Washington.

The documents also said witnesses told police that the two men had "killed several people" at White Swan on Saturday. Both men were identified in the documents as members of the Yakama nation.

James Cloud was arrested Monday morning with the help of a police dog near the town of Wapato after a brief fight with law enforcement officers, the Yakima County Sheriff's Office announced.

Cloud was treated in a hospital for minor injuries and then sentenced to a term of imprisonment under a federal warrant for assault. Three other suspects were arrested shortly after the Saturday massacre.

"Currently, there are no more suspects or outstanding interests," said the sheriff's office.

The identity of the victims, the manner in which they were killed and the motive that motivated their departure were not immediately released.

All the victims were adults and the perpetrators were trying to determine if they were related, Sheriff Robert Udell told The Associated Press.

The law enforcement authorities knew that some people were involved in drug-related activities, the sheriff said.

Saturday's killings took place near the White Swan Reserve, about 241 km southeast of Seattle. One of the five victims was found in a vehicle.

"I have been here for 30 years and I do not remember another case involving five different homicides," Udell said.

White Swan, a poor community of about 800 inhabitants located south of Yakima City, can be rough. Last year, the Yakama Nation Tribal Council passed a resolution declaring a public security crisis, citing in particular rampant crime in White Swan.

The Yakima County Sheriff's Office, the Yakama Nation Tribal Police and the FBI are jointly investigating the murders.


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