Two Arrested, Charged With Shooting At Trooper Near Grandview
Two suspects wanted on suspicion of firing shots at a Washington State Patrol trooper Monday night near Grandview have been arrested, according to the WSP.
Spokesman Chris Thorson said the two were arrested Thursday in Adams County after detectives found evidence in a car the two had abandoned. Authorities think they fled left the vehicle after firing shots at Trooper Nate Dawson, who was not injured.
Thorson said Dawson stopped the suspects for speeding near a home on Forsell Road near Grandview, but as the officer approached the suspects exited the vehicle and began firing at the trooper, striking the patrol car. They then ran away.
The two men are identified as 18-year-old Manuel J. Aviles of Mabton and 39-year-old Felipe Cortes-Barajas of Grandview. Both have been booked into the Yakima County Jail on charges of first-degree assault, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm and violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act.
The investigation continues today.