Drug Suspect Jumps Off Clover Island to Evade Police-Fails
Kennewick police say a suspect who was wanted on multiple charges, including drug possession at the time of his arrest, had to be fished out of the river during the boat races Sunday afternoon. He actually brought it on himself, however,
33-year-old Derick Young was pointed out to police when they were called to Clover Island in Kennewick as the suspect who was causing a disturbance. Young was spotted by arriving officers as he threw suspected narcotics into a parked vehicle.
When confronted and told he was going to be placed under arrest, he bolted. He sprinted off the island, literally, into the river in a desperate attempt to get away. However, he was plucked from the water by Franklin County, Kennewick Police and Coast Guard boat units. He's not only facing drug and resistance charges but was wanted on other warrants as well.