Flee­ing rob­bery sus­pects leave shower of sparks in Pasco

Tri-City Herald - - Local News - BY CAMERON PROBERT [email protected]­i­ty­her­ald.com Cameron Probert: 509-582-1402; Twit­ter: @cameron­cprobert

The chance for a pair of rob­bery sus­pects to es­cape po­lice dis­ap­peared in a shower of sparks dur­ing a dra­matic Thurs­day morn­ing chase.

Po­lice be­gan hunt­ing for a blue Nis­san Sen­tra af­ter a Ken­newick teen said an ac­quain­tance pis­tol­whipped him, de­manded his money, took stuff from him and fired a shot in the air.

He said the at­tack hap­pened at 4 a.m. at the Broad­moor Apart­ments near Chapel Hill Boule­vard.

The rob­ber then jumped into a car with three other peo­ple and sped away, Pasco po­lice posted on Face­book.

Franklin County Deputy Ra­mona Bolanos spot­ted the Sen­tra near Road 68 and Bur­den Boule­vard but it took off when she tried to get it to stop.

Pasco po­lice joined the chase just in time to see the car fly across the cen­ter curb­ing in Bur­den Boule­vard, flat­ten­ing all four of the car’s tires.

A dash cam video shows a shower of sparks in its wake as it crested the ramp to the neigh­bor­ing park­ing lot.

The car limped back to the In­ter­state, and turned the wrong way on the clover­leaf. In the mean­time Pasco Sgt. JT Thomp­son man­aged to bump the car, forc­ing it to get stuck in the sandy me­dian.

The four peo­ple in­side were de­tained, but only two were ar­rested — the driver, Ash Lynn Rhy­nard, 18, of Ken­newick, and a front pas­sen­ger, Chan­dler Wayne Edens, 18, of Ken­newick.

Both were booked into the Franklin County jail on in­ves­tiga­tive holds for first-de­gree rob­bery. Rhy­nard faces a pos­si­ble ad­di­tional charge of try­ing to elude po­lice.

Po­lice also found a pis­tol in the area.

Of­fi­cers are ask­ing any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the case to call dis­patch at 509-628-0333.

Franklin County Sher­iff's Of­fice

Four peo­ple were ar­rested in con­nec­tion with a Thurs­day morn­ing rob­bery af­ter Pasco po­lice pushed this car off of In­ter­state 182.

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