Man shot while driving on Pasco Kahlotus Road

BY THE TRI-CITY HERALDFebruary 21, 2013 

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said a man was shot Tuesday while heading south on Pasco Kahlotus Road. But the agency released little information about the circumstances.

The matter still is being investigated, a sheriff's official told the Herald on Wednesday.

The man was alone in his vehicle and drove away from the scene of the shooting, according to a sheriff's news release. Deputies were alerted to the incident at 10:42 p.m. by one of the man's relatives and had to use cell tower information to find him, the news release said. The man was found after midnight and taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, the sheriff's office said.

Kennewick man arrested, held on suspicion of failure to comply

A Kennewick man was arrested Tuesday morning by deputies after he reportedly stopped traffic on Highway 12 and jumped into a stranger's SUV in an attempt to escape.

Deputies were searching for an unknown man in a 1988 Chevy pickup on suspicion of scrap metal theft, according to a Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office report.

Cashius Clay Ray, 45, of Kennewick, was arrested, deputies said.

Ray's pickup was spotted just before noon Tuesday behind Crazy Mary's, 14813 Dodd Road, with a flat tire.

According to witnesses, Ray tried to stop traffic on Highway 12 and at one point was hit by a truck pulling a horse trailer.

Witnesses said Ray got in the rig, but then got out after witnesses tried to warn the driver.

Ray later was spotted by deputies near Ivarson Road, where he again attempted to stop traffic.

The report said a deputy spotted a number of vehicles pulled over. One of them was a 2003 Ford Escape driven by Kyle Conant, 28, of Wallula.

The deputy said Ray jumped into Conant's vehicle, which is when the deputy crossed the highway and blocked Conant's path.

Ray was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of failure to comply.

-- The Walla Walla Union Bulletin contributed to this report

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