Benton County officers search for man wanted for raping a child

BENTON CITY, Wash. — A man wanted for raping a child is on the run in Benton County.

According to the sheriff’s office, just before midnight on Monday deputies saw the suspect speeding near Snow Lane and Highland Ext in Benton City with his lights turned off.

Deputies than found his vehicle in front of 2402 Snow Lane.

The driver, believed to be 34-year-old Alvaro Meza, was spotted running from the vehicle.

After searching with help from a Pasco Police K-9 and West Richland Police, Meza was unable to be found.

Anyone who knows where Meza is should call the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at 509-628-0333.