A known felon is now behind bars after fleeing a Benton County traffic incident Saturday night.

During a traffic stop Saturday night, Deputies saw a loaded weapon. Benton County Sheriff's Deputies stopped Jeremy Ryan Smith in a Toyota in the area of 1st and Gumm Street, Saturday night.

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Last night deputies stopped Jeremy Ryan Smith 5/3/77 in the area of 1st and Gum. Deputies observed a loaded rifle on...

Posted by Benton County, WA Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Jerry Hatcher on Sunday, January 24, 2021

The 43-year old is being held on numerous charges including Eluding.

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