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Tri-Cities Man Arrested After Short Stolen Car Chase in Sunnyside

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A Kennewick man is in jail after a short car chase in Sunnyside Thursday. A Kennewick man is in jail after a short car chase in Sunnyside Thursday.

SUNNYSIDE, WA - A Kennewick man is in jail after a short car chase in Sunnyside Thursday.

A Sunnyside Police officer tried to pull over a car with no working taillights Thursday night about 10:30 on Midvale Road.  The car stopped, but as the officer walked toward it the driver sped away.

The officer started to chase the suspect's car when it suddenly stopped in the middle of the road and the driver got out and ran, leaving two passengers inside.

Other police officers arrived to help, taking the passengers into custody.  Officers found 34 year old Travis Manuel Kelly hiding in a storage bin nearby. 

Police say the car Kelly was driving turned out to be stolen from Ellensburg, with a license plate stolen from the Tri-Cities area.

Kelly faces charges of Possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and eluding.

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