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Yakima Man Suspected of Crime Spree Makes First Court Appearance

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PIERCE COUNTY--The man suspected of committing a spree of crimes in Yakima and Pierce Counties made his first appearance in court Thursday.

Police think Joe Mata stole a van and robbed two people at gunpoint, then tried to elude officers in Pierce County during a traffic stop.

Prosecutors in Pierce County charged Mata Thursday, with possessing stolen property, eluding and several other felony offenses.

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