Vehicle Theft and Felony Eluding Suspect Arrested in Pasco

Richland Police say a transient wanted in connection with allegedly stealing a pickup truck and utility trailer and eluding officer on Tuesday is now in custody.

40-year-old Anthony Roberts was taken into custody this morning at the Airport Motel in Pasco.

He's been booked into the Benton County Jail for two counts of possessing a stolen vehicle, felony eluding, hit and run, and trespassing.

On Tuesday, he allegedly initiated a pursuit after stealing a pickup truck and utility trailer from Richland and eluding police near the Yakima River delta area near Highway 240.