Stolen Kennewick Vehicle Found, New Charges vs. Accomplice
An update to that stolen car and chase in Benton City from Monday.
Early Monday, Benton County Deputies spotted a silver 1997 Honda Civic reported stolen out of Kennewick earlier in the day. It was seen by a Benton County Deputy in Benton City. After giving chase, Deputies called off pursuit due to safety concerns, but did locate and arrest a person associated with the theft. A second vehicle was 'with' the stolen car, and strongly appeared to be 'involved.'
Deputies later found the second vehicle and it's driver, 25-year-old Jason Vargas, at a home in Benton City. He was arrested for rendering criminal assistance and giving false information.
Tuesday morning, the stolen car was found abandoned in the Benton City area, and Deputies say additional charges are being added to Vargas. It's still an ongoing investigation, no word if the stolen car driver has been identified or located.