Grant County shooting & theft suspects in jail after being run off the road by police

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OTHELLO, Wash. — Three suspects accused of various crimes related to theft and assault have been brought to the Grant County Jail after local law enforcement used a daring pit maneuver to force them off the road.

According to PIO Kyle Foreman of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, authorities were informed of the crimes at 12:45 p.m. on June 2, 2022. Three suspects were accused of rummaging through a bus used to transport farm workers and stealing backpacks.

When confronted by some of their victims, one of the suspects allegedly fired a gunshot. They fled from the scene in a vehicle that was identified by one of the witnesses later on.

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Shortly after, the vehicle was spotted and a pursuit was launched by Royal City police officers, Washington State troopers, and GCSO deputies. They chased after the suspects’ vehicle until they reached the intersection of WA-26 & S O’Brian Rd in Grant County.

The pursuing law enforcement agents coordinated a pit maneuver which forced the vehicle off the roadway. After it came to a stop and was approached by officers, three suspects exited the vehicle and gave themselves in. They have since been transported to the Grant County Jail for an investigative hold.

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In the meanwhile, Grant County investigators are asking anyone who is missing batteries from their farm equipment, vehicles, or ATVs to come forward. The truck of the escape vehicle was filled with different kinds of batteries, according to Foreman.

No suspects, victims, or law enforcement officials were injured as a result of this incident.

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