Kennewick Police Man Hunt Ends After Several Hours
KENNEWICK, Wash-- A citywide manhunt in Kennewick lasts several hours before police caught up to him. It started when a Kennewick Police Officer tried to pull the man over because he was driving a stolen car from Tacoma.
Many people driving through Kennewick Friday morning near HWY 395 saw police cars blocking off streets trying to catch up to Tom Eugene Eddington.
Eddington, a 38 year-old man from Pasco was driving a stolen Subaru, while leading police through a chase near Kamiakin High School.
A police officer on Canal and Vancouver was able throw down spike strips, which stopped his car, but not Eddington.
He ran through a neighbor's back yard, leaving his orange hat behind. Police spent the next few hours trying to find him.
"Spike strips worked the vehicle stopped the driver got out of the vehicle and fled on foot at that time we set up containment and started a dog track," said Michelle Pitts, Kennewick Police Officer.
Kennewick Police found him at a house on the 2400 of West Grande Ronde place at about 11:15 p.m. He had broken into the home and was hiding from police officers.
Kennewick's K9 dog bit him in the arm because he was not complying with police. Then finally Eddington was arrested and is at Benton County Jail.
He had prior warrants and drug charges, now he faces charges of eluding police, burglary and auto theft.