Richland — A 24-year-old Spokane man was recently booked into the Benton County jail after allegedly leading police on short chase in a stolen jeep.
A Kennewick officer spotted the jeep -- which was reported stolen from Discount Tire Store in Richland -- on Saturday night near Gage Boulevard, said Kennewick police Sgt. Ken Lattin.
When the officer tried to stop the jeep, the driver fled and crashed the vehicle into a sign, Lattin said. The driver then ran from police.
Police found Brandon L. Woodward hiding in the backyard of a house on the 1400 block of Montana Street, Lattin said.
Woodward was arrested on suspicion of multiple charges related to the chase. No one was injured during the incident.