Yakima County

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A 41-year-old White Swan man is accused of leading Yakama Nation Tribal officers on a short chase that ended in Toppenish Wednesday afternoon, according to the Yakima County sheriff’s office.

Tribal officers went to a home on Gunnyon Road around 4 p.m. for a report of someone violating a no-contact order issued through the Yakama Nation Tribal Court, according to an affidavit filed by sheriff’s deputies.

A tribal officer found the man getting into a Ford Expedition, the affidavit said, and he refused the officer’s orders to get out of the vehicle. Instead, the man drove off, with officers in pursuit.

The Expedition led officers on a chase down Fort Road into Toppenish. The suspect swerved into oncoming traffic and cut through a gas station parking lot before stopping in the 10 block of West First Avenue, where Toppenish officers took him into custody.


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He was booked into the Yakima County jail on suspicion of resisting arrest, eluding and driving with a suspended license. Yakima County Superior Court Judge Richard Bartheld ordered the man to be released under court supervision as part of the pretrial release program.

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1The FBI says it believes the Yakima County Sheriff's Office under reported the number of incidents in 2018
2Wapato's data for 2018 is not reliable.