Authorities released details Friday about the arrest of a California man who was considered the most wanted and dangerous fugitive in Madera County.
Adrian Joseph Reyes, 29, was arrested Thursday morning in Richland after leading police on a car and foot chase, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.
He was wanted in connection with the robbery and attempted murder of another man in April. Authorities say Reyes and Robert Lee Huber, 20, attacked the man then shot him.
Huber was arrested in Las Vegas on May 28.
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Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers received a tip Wednesday that Reyes was at a house on Davenport Street, the sheriff’s office said. Local agencies organized a team to try and arrest Reyes.
Members of the U.S. Marshals, Richland and Kennewick police, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and Tri-City Regional SWAT Team joined forces.
Authorities spotted Reyes leaving the house Thursday around 10 a.m., the sheriff’s office said. They tried to stop him and Reyes fled, eventually ditching the car near Fran Rish Stadium.
Reyes ran before he “quite literally” ended up in the arms of officers, the sheriff’s office said. He was arrested and booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of felony eluding and obstruction.
Reyes is awaiting extradition to Madera County.