Kennewick man killed in rollover south of town

By Paula Horton, Tri-City HeraldDecember 9, 2011 

A Kennewick man was killed early Thursday after he apparently lost control of his truck on slick roads caused by freezing fog.

Sidney Roach, 60, was driving east on Interstate 82 south of Kennewick, when he attempted to change lanes and lost control of his 2003 Ford pickup truck, said the Washington State Patrol.

Roach's truck went into the median, rolled over and ended up stopping in the westbound lanes of the highway near Locust Grove Road, troopers said.

A passing motorist, Deborah Jackson, 41, of Paterson, stopped to help Roach and while she was standing at the driver's side door, Roach's truck was hit by an SUV.

The driver of the SUV, Bonnie Jo Abbott, 60, of Hermiston, was not hurt. She was able to drive her 2006 Ford Expedition away from the scene, troopers said.

Jackson suffered some injuries, but she was taken to the hospital by a personal vehicle.

Troopers said the 6:12 a.m. crash was caused by Roach speeding too fast for conditions.

Moses Lake man jailed after brother is shot

MOSES LAKE -- A Moses Lake man was shot Thursday morning and his brother is now in jail, authorities said.

Grant County sheriff's detectives are trying to determine what caused Rolondo Martinez Adame to shoot his younger brother with a shotgun, said Undersheriff Dave Ponozzo.

Rojelio Adame, 49, was struck in the hand, leg and lower torso after his brother apparently shot him once with the shotgun, he said.

Rojelio Adame's wounds are not considered to be life-threatening, Ponozzo said. He was treated at Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake.

The shooting occurred at a home at 4208 Stratford Road N.E., which is just north of the Moses Lake City limits. Both brothers live on the property.

It's the same home where another man, Javier Martinez Adame, 53, was killed by a pipe bomb explosion in 2008.

Rolondo Martinez Adame, 59, was arrested and booked into the Grant County jail on suspicion of first-degree domestic violence assault.

Walla Walla SWAT raid leads to arrest

WALLA WALLA -- A 31-year-old Walla Walla man was arrested early Thursday when SWAT team members raided his home to search for evidence related to counterfeit money that has been passed around the area, police said.

SWAT members deployed two "flash bangs" before they entered the home in the 300 block of East Chestnut around 6:30 a.m., said Walla Walla police Officer Tim Bennett.

The devices, which produce a loud sound and a bright flash, could be heard for several blocks, he said.

While searching the home, a wanted felon was found inside. Christopher A. Brotherton was arrested on a Department of Corrections warrant for escaping from community custody.

A loaded semi-automatic handgun and large quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana also were seized, Bennett said.

Brotherton was booked into the Walla Walla County jail on suspicion of unlawful possession of a firearm, possessing marijuana and meth with intent to deliver and the DOC warrant.

No other arrests were made as the investigation into the counterfeiting operation continues, Bennett said.

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