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Sept. 19 – A 31-year-old man is accused of taking pictures up a semi truck and stealing an asphalt truck earlier than main regulation enforcement on a protracted chase that ended with the truck catching hearth and the person being taken into custody Tuesday morning in Adams County.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Workplace Fb web page recognized the person as Lance Rogers, of West Richland, Washington.

Legislation enforcement officers had been referred to as at 7:15 a.m. to the Washtucna space after Rogers reportedly obtained into an altercation with a semi-truck driver and shot via the window, Washington State Patrol Sgt. Greg Riddle mentioned.

About 10 minutes later, a Washington State Division of Transportation asphalt truck was reported stolen from the company’s shed in Washtokna. Rogers displayed a firearm within the theft, in keeping with Riddle and the state Division of Transportation’s web page on the social media platform X, previously referred to as Twitter.

Rogers fled north on State Freeway 261, and was discovered by regulation enforcement shortly after the theft, Riddle mentioned. He mentioned Rogers waved a firearm out the window at regulation enforcement throughout the chase.

Rogers headed east onto Interstate 90 and police used spike strips to sluggish the automotive, Riddle mentioned.

He mentioned Rogers started driving on the tires after the tires went flat, sending sparks into the air. The automotive then caught hearth, and Rogers obtained out of the passenger facet and ran earlier than police arrested him at about 8:10 a.m., about 40 minutes after the chase started, close to Ritzville.

He was taken to the hospital with accidents believed to have been sustained from an accident in Yakima, Riddle mentioned. Detectives recovered a firearm from the asphalt truck.

The Sheriff’s Workplace Fb web page mentioned Rogers is the suspect in a number of crimes, together with a drive-by taking pictures.

Riddle credited cooperation between WSP, Ritzville Police and the Sheriff’s Workplace for the arrest with out accidents.

“It is nice to see the teamwork come collectively in a secure ending,” he mentioned.

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