Demetrius Glenn arrested for murder of Delbert Belton, Kenan Adams-Kinard also named as suspect
The Spokane Police Department has arrested a suspect in the brutal beating death of a WWII veteran who was killed in the parking lot of a pool hall.
Demetrius Glenn, age 16, was arrested early Friday morning by police, according to KXLY. The teenager has been charged as an adult. The second suspect, Kenan Adams-Kinard, is still at large.
On Friday, the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that the victim, Delbert Belton, died of blunt facial and head injuries.
Police Chief Frank Straub said the two suspects were looking to commit a robbery in North Spokane on Wednesday night Straub said that instead the suspects beat Belton with a flashlight outside of the Eagles Ice-A-Rena. He died Thursday morning.
Glenn has a lengthy criminal history. He was convicted of assault and riot and was supposed to be in court on August 28th for another charge.
Detectives believe Glenn and Adams-Kinard were captured on security tape, around the time of the crime, at Arby’s, Jack in the Box, Lowes & Eagles Ice-A-Rena. A school security officer also reportedly identified Demetrius Glenn as one of the men in the security photos.
Glenn was booked into Juvenile Detention on 1st Degree Robbery and 1st Degree Murder charges late Thursday night. The teen had a cut on his hand, according to court documents. He was scheduled to make his first court appearance for the murder and robbery charges Monday in Spokane.
Adams-Kinard has not been located: “We hope Mr. Kinard or his family will do the right thing and surrender quickly without incident, and we can resolve this and bring closure to the family of the individual who lost his life,” police Chief Frank Straub said.
Court Documents also revealed Friday Belton was found at the scene of the assault lying in his vehicle with his body wedged between the front bucket seats. Detectives said a broken flashlight was recovered in the car.
Investigators said Belton was attacked in the parking lot behind the arena, belonging to the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He had just arrived in his car to play pool.