A Tri-City fugitive featured on TV over the weekend was arrested in Richland after a tipster reported where he was on Monday, officials said.
Russell Hoglen, 33, was featured as a "high-violent" fugitive Saturday on Washington's Most Wanted. The show, which spotlights the state's most wanted criminals, airs on Q13 Fox in Seattle and Fox 11 in the Tri-Cities.
Hoglen was wanted by the state Department of Corrections for escape from community custody and has a long criminal history that includes robbery, domestic violence assault, burglary, robbery and 23 protection order violations.
On Monday, a Washington's Most Wanted viewer called Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers with a tip that Hoglen was at the Economy Inn, according to officials at the Seattle TV station.
Richland police found Hoglen at the motel and booked him into the Benton County jail.
Hoglen was Washington's Most Wanted's 299th capture, officials said.
2 Walla Walla men hospitalized after cigarette starts fire in RV
Two Walla Walla men were taken to the hospital after a fire sparked by cigarettes started in an RV parked behind a home, officials said.
An 80-year-old who lived in the trailer parked at 609 S. 12th Ave., and the 46-year-old who rescued him were both treated at Walla Walla General Hospital, said Deputy Fire Chief Brad Morris.
Walla Walla firefighters were called at 9:45 p.m. Saturday and the first crews on scene found the RV was fully engulfed in flames, along with part of the back of the house, Morris said.
The fire was contained in about 20 minutes. Damage was estimated at $1,000 to the trailer and $5,000 to the home.
The cause of the fire was attributed to unsafe smoking practices in the trailer, Morris said.
Morrow County sheriff's deputies investigating 2 unrelated assaults
Morrow County sheriff's deputies are investigating two assaults that occurred within 20 minutes of each other.
The assaults are believed to be unrelated at this time, said Undersheriff Steven Myren.
Deputies were first called at 10:21 p.m. Sunday after a 32-year-old Boardman man reported he had been stabbed or cut in the leg.
The victim said he was putting his dogs in a kennel when an unknown assailant attacked him, Myren said. No additional information was released.
At 10:38 p.m., a manager of the Irrigon Mobile Court reported that he had been assaulted and hit by a van during an altercation with a group of four men.
The suspects tried to drive away, but their van struck an irrigation riser and became stuck in a field, Myren said. Minor flooding occurred in the area until the water could be shut off.
All four men took off, but one suspect was caught with the help of Boardman police. A second man turned himself in a short time later.
Two other suspects are still being sought.
Saul Salas Salas and Robert Hector Verduzco, both 23 of Irrigon, were booked into the Umatilla County jail on multiple charges including second-degree assault and menacing.
The trailer park manager, Joseph L. Newby, 32, of Irrigon, was treated at Good Shepherd Hospital with minor injuries.