Man wanted in Pasco armed robbery arrested after standoff at Richland motel

A short standoff at a Richland motel Friday morning ended with the arrest of a man wanted for a Pasco armed robbery.

Pasco police have not released details about the robbery, but Richland police Capt. Chris Lee said an officer got a tip around 8:30 a.m. that the suspected robber, Michael Judd, had just checked in to the Economy Inn on George Washington Way.

After surrounding the room, officers closed in and began calling for Judd to come out.

Richland arrest
A tip led police to the Economy Inn on George Washington Way Friday morning where they arrested someone for armed robbery. Richland police

After about a half hour, Judd was arrested.

He was handed over to Pasco police officers, who took him to the Franklin County jail.

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.