Police from multiple agencies managed to catch a wanted suspect in a felony assault case after a long car chase that ended in front of Jack In The Box on 395 in Kennewick.

Police spotted 44 year old Timothy Velasquez in his 2016 Chrysler 300 and tried to pull him over. He is the only suspect in a felony assault case that happened south of Finley, according to reports.

Velasquez refused to stop and lead police on a chase down Clearwater, Columbia Center Blvd, and 10th Ave in Kennewick. Police put down spike strips and managed to pop his tires, but he kept driving.

Velasquez finally lost control on the corner ot 395 and 10th in front of Taco Bell and was arrested without incident.

He was booked on charges of Felony Assault, Eluding Police, and drug charges.


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Benton County, WA Sheriff's Office
10 hrs ·

Tuesday morning deputies identified Timothy Velasquez, 44 years old, as the suspect in a felony assault that occurred south of Finley. We had the license plate of his vehicle, a 2016 Chrysler 300.
At around 9:15 this evening deputies located the car on Interstate 82 in the Kennewick area. Velasquez failed to stop and led deputies on a pursuit down Clearwater, CCB, and 10th Avenue. Deputies and Kennewick PD successfully deployed spike strips causing the tires to deflate. Velasquez drove on the rims a short time before losing control at the intersection of 10th and SR 395. The vehicle became disabled after slamming into the curb and Velasquez was arrested. We were assisted by Kennewick PD and Richland PD. Velasquez was booked for Felony Assault, Eluding Police, and drug charges.

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