Crime

Man ran for hours through knee-high snow to escape deputies

Franklin County deputies are hunting for a burglar who waded through knee-high snow north of Pasco to escape capture.

A man and his son returned to their house around midnight on Saturday to find Nicholas B. Jacome, 37, in the living room, Franklin County Sheriff’s Sgt. Marcus Conner said. Jacome ran from the home, starting a four-hour hunt.

Deputies were joined by a Pasco police dog as they followed Jacome through knee-high drifts, Conner said. Temperatures dropped to about 10 to 12 degrees and the wind started picking up, so they called off the search.

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Franklin County deputies are searching for Nicholas B. Jacome after he ran for hours through the snow after breaking into a home. Marcus Conner

The crime was an isolated incident, and the public is not in danger, Conner said. The homeowner and Jacome know each other.

Police are asking anyone with information about where Jacome is to call the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 509-628-0333.

Cameron Probert covers breaking news and education for the Tri-City Herald, where he tries to answer readers’ questions about why police officers and firefighters are in your neighborhood. He studied communications at Washington State University.

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