Man arrested on 3 warrants due to unrelated 911 call
A concerned passerby leads authorities to a wanted man with three warrants for his arrest.
Carlos Sanchez, 22, tried to flee on foot as officers approached him on Wednesday afternoon. He spent almost 10 minutes hiding in water near the Yakima River before being located.
The chase started with an unrelated incident.
Sanchez was reportedly seen arguing woman in his car parked on the side of Interstate 82 near milepost 90.
Around 2:45 p.m. Benton County Sheriff’s deputies got a call regarding a disturbance between them. The caller reported seeing the woman get out of the car and the man forcing her back in, police said.
Deputies located the vehicle, a silver Chevrolet Trailblazer, at the Desert Food Mart on 1st and Kennedy in Benton City with the couple inside.
Sanchez took off running behind the store. He was later found hiding in water leading up to the river.
He was arrested on three warrants related to failure to appear in court for minor offenses: driving with a suspended license and making false statements to a police officer. He received an additional charge for driving with a suspended license.
His 19-year-old female companion said nothing had happened in regards to the disturbance reported earlier. She also refused to give the suspect’s name.
Sanchez was taken to a local hospital for potential hypothermia but was medically cleared.
He’s been booked into Benton County Jail.