“Shoot Me!” Accused Finley prowler taunted Benton Co. deputies before arrest

Benton County
Image credit: Benton County, WA Sheriff's Office, Facebook

FINLEY, Wash. — Deputies brought an unruly man accused of prowling at a property in rural Benton County into custody on Monday afternoon. Authorities say he repeatedly exited his vehicle and told BCSO officials to shoot him before slowly riding away.

According to a social media alert from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, the initial report was placed by a homeowner off S Finley Rd who noticed a male subject hanging around their property. It quickly became apparent that this individual was trying to enter the residence; although his intentions were unclear.

The homeowner, who was working in a field nearby, tried to contact the suspect which prompted him to flee in a silver Toyota Tundra pickup truck.

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Soon after, Benton County deputies located the suspect. They say he refused to yield and continued driving slowly away from the authorities.  On several occasions along the way, the subject stopped his truck, exited, and told deputies to “shoot him,” according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.

Eventually, the driver was halted in the area of WA-397 & Sloan Rd, where he was brought into custody without further incident. It’s unclear whether he was booked into the Benton County Jail or what charges he would face.

This is a breaking news story. An update and/or follow-up may be issued once additional details come to light.

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