Robbery/assault suspect arrested

WAPATO - Of the eight suspects accused of being involved in a strong arm robbery attempt last October near Prosser, only two now remain at large.

Last Friday at about noon, law enforcement officers arrested Domingo Castillo Jacobo at a home in Wapato. He is the sixth man who has now officially been charged with participating in last October's robbery attempt.

The two remaining suspects still not in custody are Carlos Ruiz Torres, 18, and 34-year-old Miguel A. Verduzco. Both Torres and Verduzco were last known to be residents of Yakima.

The attempted robbery at the West Evans Road home near Prosser last October ended with one of the suspects being killed in an exchange of gun fire. One of the occupants of the home, after the suspects opened fire, shot and killed Aldo Hernandez Arreguin, 17, of Yakima. The other suspects fled after that. One of the two vehicles the suspects used to escape the scene, a green Cadillac, was eventually ditched in Mabton with the intent to conceal the car there.

The apprehension of Jacobo in Wapato last Friday was the result of a search warrant being served by Benton County Sheriff's detectives, along with officers from the Wapato Police Department and the U.S. Marshall's Office, at a home in the 200 block of West Elizabeth Street. The 35-year-old Jacobo was found at the home and arrested without incident. He faces a charge of first degree burglary, with bail set at $100,000.

The Benton County Sheriff's Office is actively seeking information on the whereabouts of the two suspects still at large-Torres and Verduzco. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at (509) 735-6555.


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