Wanted assault suspect turns self over to U.S. Marshals, Police in Kennewick

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KENNEWICK, Wash. — After learning that a man wanted for felony assault was located at a Tri-Cities residence, police officers joined U.S. Marshals in paying the suspect a visit and bringing him into custody.

According to a social media alert from the Kennewick Police Department, the altercation occurred on Thursday, June 23. Authorities learned that a wanted 42-year-old man named Mark White was at a residence on 3320 W 9th Ave and converged at the scene.

White, accused of felony assault, is wanted for escaping community custody. Upon arrival, U.S. Marshals tried to make contact with the suspect, who they accused of fleeing into a nearby apartment.

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That’s when Kennewick police officers responded to the scene with K9 Ivan to help bring the man into custody. Police say they announced themselves several times, preparing the suspect for their forced entry and arrest.

Eventually, White decided to exit the apartment and turn himself over without any further incident.

KPD officials say that U.S. Marshals located another individual, 25-year-old Yesenia Barreda while contacting White. She was also arrested due to an outstanding felony warrant. They were each transported to the Benton County Jail to be booked for their alleged crimes.

This is a breaking news story. An update and/or follow-up may be issued if further details are revealed. 


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