This car theft suspect faces a long list of crimes.
Car theft leads to SWAT standoff in Kennewick
Shortly before 10 a.m. Monday, Kennewick police responded to the parking lot at 813 Columbia Drive, where the Total Stop Convenience store is located, and found a victim whose car had been stolen by a 32-year-old man. His name has not been disclosed.
Police say the man had committed several violent crimes in Pasco and Kennewick prior to this incident, and probable cause has been established (in accordance with new legislative acts passed last year).
Fortunately, the victim was not injured in the car theft. Then later that afternoon, around 2 p.m., officers on extra patrols spotted the culprit, and he fled on foot to a unit in the Heatherstone Apartments at 1114 West 10th.
The suspect is said to be armed with a firearm
Because it was suspected he had a gun, the Tri-City Regional SWAT team was called. After a two-hour standoff, the man finally surrendered and was arrested without incident.
According to Kennewick Police:
“The suspect was taken into custody for First Degree Robbery (Class A felony), Theft of Motor Vehicle (Class B felony), Unlawful Imprisonment (Class C felony) and Resisting Arrest ( serious offence).”
No one was injured in the Heatherstone incident.