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Prosser Standoff Ends in Car Chase

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Prosser stand off on Missimer Road. Prosser stand off on Missimer Road.
Police standoff in Prosser. Police standoff in Prosser.

UPDATE: Deputies said they arrested a man after leading them on a chase throughout Benton and Yakima counties near Prosser.

Deputies were executing a warrant at a Prosser houseafter they received a tip from Flathead County Sheriff’s Department in Montana of, 45-year-old Kirk D. Riddle, who had a nation-wide felony warrant for felony probation violation

Riddle opened the door of a motor home and came outside, holding a rifle in his hands. When Kirk did not listen to commands to put down the gun, a deputy fired at least one shot.

Deputies said Riddle then ran back into the residence and closed the door which led to a standoff for some time.

Eventually, a family member of Riddle assisted him by providing him a car to escape.

Riddle led a car chase through the Prosser, Grandview, Sunnyside area and extended into both Yakima and Benton County, driving both off road and on county and state roadways.

"After an extensive pursuit, Kirk was arrested without injuries to himself or others," said Sergeant Kevin McCary.

The chase ended just southwest of Grandview.

Kirk Riddle’s sister, Vanessa Rogers, was also arrested for rendering criminal assistance.


PROSSER, WA - The Benton County Sheriff's office tells us a man is refusing to come out of a home after they tried to serve an arrest warrant on him.

Law enforcement from the area are on scene at South Missimer Road near West North River Road in Prosser.

Deputies say the man displayed a rifle at one point.

A reporter is on his way to the scene we will update this post as we learn more.