Police Arrest Man Wanted For Murder in Union Gap
Union Gap Police have arrested a man who they say is responsible for the death of a 39-year-old woman who died on Monday. Authorities have been looking for 37-year-old Christopher Havins since Monday when a witness told police Havins and 39-year-old Nichole Haggerty were fighting in a vehicle in the 1800 block of Rainier Place in Union Gap. The witness watched as Haggerty fell out of the vehicle. Haggerty was seriously injured and died at a Yakima hospital.
Police arrested Havins on a 2nd Degree Murder Charge
A press release from the Union Gap Police Department says "probable cause was developed to arrest Christopher Havins for the crimes of; Domestic Violence Assault 4th degree, DV Unlawful imprisonment, DV Hit and Run(Death) and DV Murder in the 2nd Degree."
Authorities were able to find Havins after getting a tip from the public
Union Gap Police say they received a tip to where they could locate the suspect. Union Gap Officers with the help of Deputies from the Yakima County Sheriff's Office found Havins at home on Leisure Hills Drive in Union Gap.
He was arrested without any problems. He's now sitting in the Yakima County Jail awaiting an appearance before a judge in Yakima County Superior Court.
Havin's vehicle was found after his arrest
Several hours after the arrest authorities found the Havin's vehicle described as a white 2006 Chrysler Sebring. The vehicle was found in an orchard near 4900 Konnowac Pass Road. They say the vehicle was impounded pending a search warrant as the investigation continues today.
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