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Four arrested, two suspects 'at large' after Thursday morning home searches

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Early morning raid

Police bring out several paper bags from a house they searched Thursday morning in the 500 block of Chase Avenue.

Four Walla Walla men were arrested Thursday morning and evidence was gathered at two homes during separate warrant searches.

At about 5:45 a.m., Walla Walla police detectives and Walla Walla Regional SWAT Team members searched a home in the 900 block of Hobson Street on an assault investigation, according to a release.

Quentin N. Hunter, 24, was arrested for investigation of first-degree assault, unlawful firearm possession and discharging a firearm. He had allegedly pointed a handgun at a victim and discharged it into the air, the release stated. He was scheduled to appear in court this morning.

Christopher E. Osborn, 53, also was arrested at the home for investigation of providing a dwelling for drug activity and possessing drug paraphernalia. He also was to appear in court this morning.

Jonathan G. Rosencrans, 35, was the third person arrested there. He had a felony warrant, and his arrest led to an investigation regarding possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia. His court appearance was set for this morning.

The second home raided this morning was in the 500 block of Chase Avenue.

At 6:45 a.m., the SWAT Team and detectives searched a home there to find evidence for another investigation involving kidnapping, robbery and assault, the release stated.

That investigation stemmed from a Jan. 25 case where a victim was allegedly pulled inside the home, assaulted, received death threats and had a cell phone stolen. Evidence and illegal drugs were found, the release stated.

Billy J. Sargent, 34, was arrested at the Chase Avenue home for investigation of first-degree kidnapping, first-degree robbery, meth possession, conspiracy to commit witness intimidation and unlawful firearm possession. He, too, was to appear in court this morning.

Two suspects remain “at large,” the release stated. No further information was provided about them.

Emily Thornton can be reached at or 509-526-8325.

Emily Thornton covers courts and emergency services, as well as other various stories. She has been in the newspaper industry off and on since roughly 1999 and lived primarily on the West Coast, but also Florida and Europe.