Suspect in Kennewick police chase tries to hide among partygoers

Tri-City HeraldAugust 31, 2013 

— A 22-year-old man suspected of leading police on a three-minute car chase was caught Friday night when he tried to mingle with partygoers at a Kennewick apartment complex.

David Eric Stickley was arrested by Kennewick police on suspicion of felony eluding.

He was booked into the Benton County jail, along with passenger Cameron Earl Campbell, who allegedly possessed a dangerous weapon.

It all started when Pasco police got a call from a person whose vehicle had been taken without permission. The victim reportedly was following their own vehicle in Kennewick.

Pasco notified Kennewick officers, who found the vehicle shortly after 8 p.m. Friday at 10th Avenue and Kellogg Street and tried to stop it, according to a news release from Kennewick Cpl. Todd Dronen.

However, the driver — later identified as Stickley — tried to get rid of the police and led them on a three-minute pursuit before crashing the vehicle at the entrance to La Serena at Hansen Park, 7701 W. Fourth Ave., the news release said.

Stickley ran away from the car and tenants noticed him knocking on doors and windows of different apartments, the release said.

A citizen then reported a suspicious person in the complex and a K-9 track allegedly led up to Stickley, who had joined a party at the complex’s swimming pool.

w Kristin M. Kraemer: 582-1531; kkraemer@tricityherald.com; Twitter: @KristinMKraemer

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