Police Chief Bruce Lang says officers had received information that two people were in a house who had active warrants for absconding parole.
“They were making threats that they wouldn’t be taken alive,” Chief Lang says, and there were indications they were armed.
After about three-and-a-half hours, Lang says both suspects were arrested without incident. Neither person was armed.
Police asked some nearby residents to leave while the incident was going on, while others remained in their homes. The Beatrice Community Preschool is located a few blocks to the southwest of the scene.
The two are identified as 37-year-old Andrew Spiehs and 35-year-old Kayla McBride and they were wanted on fugitive from justice warrants.
Spiehs was paroled in July of 2016 after serving a prison sentence for burglary and two counts of theft from Nemaha County and an attempted arson conviction from Douglas County.
McBride was paroled March 21st. , after serving a prison sentence for burglary, drug possession, attempted drug distribution and theft from Scottsbluff County. Both are being held in the Gage County Jail.
By Doug Kennedy, KWBE, Beatrice