A 27-year-old man was arrested Thursday evening after a standoff with about a dozen Richland police officers and Benton County sheriff's deputies at a home in north Richland.
Richland Police Capt. Mike Cobb said officers arrived at the home on the corner of Pike and Berkshire streets after 5 p.m. after getting a tip that resident Kevin Phillips was connected to a June 21 double stabbing.
Cobb said officers knocked on the home's door and heard voices inside, but no one answered. The officers identified themselves but still no one came to the door. Back-up was called in to secure the outside of the home as well as the neighborhood.
Phillips' grandmother eventually came out of the home and talked to police. Phillips exited the home about 20 minutes later.
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Phillips was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of second-degree assault in the stabbing incident.
Hermiston man sought after high-speed chase Wednesday night
A Hermiston man is being sought after leading police on a high-speed chase through Hermiston late Wednesday.
Officers first spotted the truck Richard Correa, 28, was driving around 11:45 p.m. on Elm Street.
Part of the truck looked like it had been spray painted and officers pulled onto Elm to get a closer look, said Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston.
When the truck turned onto Seventh Street, Correa turned off his lights and sped well above the posted 25 mph zone, he said.
The officer then saw skid marks on the road at Seventh and Ridgeway Avenue and a truck in the yard, along with a destroyed mailbox and rose bushes, he said.
Officers tried to order Correa and a passenger out of the truck, but Correa reportedly refused andtook off. Speeds reached 100 mph as Correa drove down Old River Road.
As officers were getting ready to call off the chase, Correa's truck spun out of control and traveled about 500 feet down the Union Pacific railroad tracks before getting stuck.
Correa and the female passenger, who was not identified, ran off and were not located, Edmiston said.
The truck, which had stolen plates on it, was stolen from a Hermiston parking lot June 6.
Crime Stoppers searching for Level 1 sex offender
Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers and Benton County sheriff's deputies are searching for a sex offender who has failed to tell authorities where he's living.
Curtis Lane Thompson, 46, is 5-foot-11, 160 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
He is wanted for failing to register as a sex offender and three warrants for failing to comply with a court order.
Thompson is Level 1 sex offender who was convicted in 2011 of possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and failing to register as a sex offender in March.
Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers pays a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that results in a felony arrest.
Anyone with information about Thompson's whereabouts can call 586-8477 or go to www.tricitiescrimestoppers.org. Tips can also be sent by text message by writing "Text TIP 411" plus the message to CRIMES (274637).
All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential.