A high-speed chase from Richland to Kennewick ended Wednesday morning with three arrests.
A Kennewick detective and state corrections officer spotted fugitive Marc S. White, 35, in the passenger seat of a Toyota Camry about 8:20 a.m., police said.
Gabriela A. Barraza, 39, and Jay J. Schneider, 42, were also in the car.
The detective tried to stop the Camry near Aaron Drive and George Washington Way, but Barraza allegedly took off south on Highway 240, reaching speeds as high as 90 mph.
Authorities followed the Camry as it got off at the Columbia Center Boulevard exit and stopped in the parking lot of the Tri-Cities Center strip mall, police said. All three suspects ran from the car.
Back-up officers surrounded the area and began checking businesses.
Police found White and Schneider at Jiffy Lube on West Canal Drive. The men entered the shop and Jiffy Lube employees then waved down police to let them know the suspects were inside.
Both men had outstanding felony warrants from the state Department of Corrections.
Barraza was found hiding at the nearby Shari’s restaurant. Police say she was hiding methamphetamine inside her body.
She was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of felony eluding, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and driving with a suspended license.
A gun also was found at the scene. Police believe it was thrown from the car near the intersection of Columbia Center Boulevard and Canal Drive.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police at 509-628-0333.