A 20-year-old Prosser man is behind bars on allegations he drove the getaway car in a Friday morning robbery at a Whitstran market.
While Dru Brumley Yule is being held on suspicion of first-degree rendering criminal assistance, investigators continues to search for the man who reportedly got away with a large sum of cash.
The suspect has been identified as a 25-year-old man who is about 5-foot-10. He is considered armed and dangerous.
His name was not disclosed in a Benton County Sheriff’s Office news release.
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The robber walked into McCorkle’s Market shortly before 6:30 a.m. wearing a ball cap, sunglasses and a brown Carhartt-type jacket over a hooded sweatshirt.
He displayed a handgun that was tucked in his waistband, but never brandished it as he demanded money from the clerk, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Bob Brockman.
A witness reported seeing the suspect get into the passenger side of a dark gray Buick sedan outside the 14601 N. Rothrock Road market. The car left east on Old Inland Empire Highway toward Benton City.
As authorities were responding to the market, Brumley Yule allegedly had difficulty seeing because of dense fog and drove the 2011 Buick off the roadway about one mile away. The driver and passenger had to abandon the damaged car.
Investigators discovered that the Buick had been reported taken without permission from Prosser earlier that day, and were able to place Brumley Yule behind the wheel, Brockman said.
Brumley Yule was arrested at a Prosser home, interviewed by sheriff’s detectives at the Prosser police station, and then transported to the Benton County jail in Kennewick.
Anyone who has information on the robbery or the whereabouts of the suspect is asked to contact the sheriff’s office through dispatch at 509-628-0333.