U.S. homicide suspect arrested in Abbotsford

Kevin Patterson, 20, was wanted by U.S. authorities after a man's body was found in a home in Sammamish, Wash.

Kevin Patterson

Kevin Patterson

A man wanted as a suspect in a homicide in Washington State was arrested on Wednesday night in Abbotsford.

Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said police arrested two men – ages 18 and 20 – at a hotel in central Abbotsford at about 8:45 p.m., although he could not provide their names.

He said local police were notified by the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) and Canada Border Services Agency that a person wanted for a serious crime south of the border might be making his way into Abbotsford.

MacDonald said local police “scrambled” to locate the subject, and the two men were arrested without incident.

MacDonald said they are facing possible charges in Canada for possession of stolen property over $5,000, credit card fraud and illegally crossing the border.

They will likely appear before a judge tomorrow (Friday) in Abbotsford provincial court.

They are in the custody of the Abbotsford Police Department, and MacDonald said details are being worked out on whether and when they will be released to U.S. authorities.

KCSO issued a public alert on Wednesday afternoon on Twitter (photo below) that they were looking for Kevin D. Patterson, 20, a suspect in a homicide that had taken place at about 11 a.m. at a home in Sammamish, a community east of Seattle with a population of almost 46,000.

Police arrived at the home to investigate reports of an altercation and found the body of a man.

A few hours later, they announced they were looking for Patterson and a 2013 blue BMW.

On Wednesday morning, they confirmed that Patterson had been arrested in B.C. and that the BMW had been recovered.

Patterson’s Facebook page indicates he lived in Penticton, Westbank and Surrey, B.C. as a young child before moving to Sammamish in 1997 and then to Redmond, Wash. in 2012.