Benton County Deputies were called to South Date Place in Kennewick, the Garden Vista Mobile Home Park on Monday, after an altercation involving a repo man and a rental car.

The suspect, Jeremy Peppinger, allegedly threatened to "get a gun" when the rental car he was driving was being taken back for his failure to return it--and pay for it.

A 911 call led to Deputies reporting to the scene. When they arrived Peppinger was removing personal items from the vehicle.  On probable cause Deputies obtained a search warrant for the vehicle, and inside found a baggie of what appeared to be a crystal like substance, and numerous needles in the car.

Peppinger was booked in the Benton County jail for felony threats, for now. The substance was turned over to investigators. No one, including the repo man, was hurt in the incident.


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