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Suspect in high-speed chase arrested after hiding in Sunnyside corn field

High-speed chase arrest

GRANDVIEW, Wash. - UPDATE: Benton County deputies have released new details about the kidnapping that turned into a high-speed chase.

The sheriff’s office said Oswaldo Manuel Herrera, 40, forced a woman into a car at gunpoint in the Mabton area. Police tried to stop the driver on State Route 22, and he refused.

Prosser officers and Benton County deputies joined the pursuit. Herrera led police on a 30-minute chase through Prosser, Grandview and Yakima County. The woman, who WSP says is pregnant, was able to get out of the car in Grandview uninjured.

Soon after, Herrera jumped out of the car in a corn field outside Sunnyside. This was after spike strips were used, WSP said. Benton County K9 Sable was called in to track down the suspect. Deputies say Herrera was hiding in the mud and surrendered after hearing the K9 Sable.

He was arrested and will be booked into the Yakima County Jail on multiple felonies.


Law enforcement agencies arrested a suspect in Grandview after a high-speed police chase.

Around 8:20 p.m., authorities attempted to make a felony stop on a driver. Inside the car was a man and a pregnant woman. According to Trooper Sarah Clasen, the woman was let out of the car before the man took off.

The woman was not injured, Yakima County Sheriff Bob Udell told KAPP-KVEW.

It’s not clear where the felony stop took place. However, Clasen said a high-speed police chase started and a gun is involved.

After a long pursuit around Grandview, officers deployed spike strips on the car. The driver didn’t stop until the car couldn’t drive any longer.

The man jumped out and ran into a nearby corn field, Clasen said.

A K9 was called in to assist. Benton County deputies confirm the suspect was taken into custody. The Yakima County Sheriff's Office will lead the investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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