Washington Family Passing Through Montana, Fall Victim of Violent Car Jacking, Family Taken Hostage By Two Armed And Dangerous Men: Missoula Sheriff Department Responded.

May 27, 2016



UPDATE MAY 28, 2016  According to the Missoula Sheriff Department, Last night, deputies took 36-year-old Thomas Dempsey and 38-year-old Nick West into custody, stemming from yesterday's kidnapping of the Washington family and the robbery of Deano's Casino.


Both have been booked into the Missoula County Detention Facility on multiple charges, additional charges may be pending. After receiving a tip and working closely with city officers and the FBI, our detectives and deputies were able to locate the two suspects.


Dempsey and West were arrested without incident.


"We know it was an unsettling time for the community, and as law enforcement officers we consider this one version of a happy ending. Most importantly, no one was hurt and secondly, these two suspects are now behind bars," said Sheriff McDermott.


"We have to applaud the great work of our detectives who worked tirelessly throughout the night to get this accomplished. I could not be more proud of our officers and our law enforcement friends, who all came to the aide of this family during a very scary time."


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