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Deputies arrest two Yakima men during RV traffic stop

Deputies arrest two Yakima men during RV traffic stop

YAKIMA, Wash. - Police have arrested two Yakima men who were pulled over in an RV Thursday.

Deputies stopped the mobile home in the parking lot of the Foursquare Church, located at the Terrace Heights Drive and Butterfield Road intersection around 2:25 p.m.

Officers found and arrested driver Mark Schwenk, 57, as reports said he had been driving with a suspended license. Schwenk informed deputies that someone else was inside the motor home.

Investigators learned the second man in the RV, Robert Obay, was a registered sex offender with an arrest warrant, according to Yakima County Sheriff's Office reports.

Obay, 39, refused to leave the vehicle and officers attempted to get him to exit by using pepper spray. According to reports, the spray did not work as a window in the RV was broken.

Responding officers then tased and arrested Obay, just under two hours after officers stopped the vehicle.

According to deputies, police found narcotics paraphernalia after Yakima police K9 Remington sniffed the outside of the RV.

Schwenk was arrested with driving and narcotics charges and Obay for an outstanding warrant, drug and resisting arrest charges.

Multiple units responded to this incident, including Yakima police, the sheriff's department, Yakima County Fire District 4 and paramedics.

The Yakima police SWAT Team and their K9 Remington also assisted in the investigation.

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