Wanted man eluded FCSO deputy near Pasco convenience store

DOL image via Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Facebook

PASCO, Wash. — Franklin County deputies are on the lookout for a wanted man who eluded one of their patrol cars at the 7-Eleven near the intersection of Road 44 and W Court St last Friday morning.

According to a social media post from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy spotted the suspect as he entered the convenience store in the early morning on April 29, 2022. The deputy learned that the vehicle, a 1994 white Infiniti J30 (License plate No. BHK0788) had expired tabs.

When the man, since identified as Joshua Bussell, left the store to go north on Road 44, the Franklin County deputy activated their lights to make contact with him regarding the expired tabs. Instead, Bussell allegedly refused to stop and sped off, leaving ten feet of skid marks when headed south of Road 42.

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After dropping the pursuit, this deputy cased the scene and ID’d Bussell via surveillance footage. That’s when the deputy learned that Bussell was not only driving with a suspended license but had active warrants out for his arrest.

Charges have been submitted for driving with a suspended license to the first degree and eluding. If you have information to contribute to this investigation, you can contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at (509) 545-3501.

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


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