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Man jailed in crime spree

OTHELLO — A local man was booked into the Benton County Jail after being arrested for multiple crimes Jan. 5.

Ruben Cantu Jr., 29, was booked into the jail on charges of second-degree vehicle prowl, second-degree theft, second-degree possession of stolen property, resisting arrest, identity theft and second-degree burglary.

He also had outstanding warrants, records show.

Benton County Jail records showed Monday, Jan. 16, that he remains in custody without bail.

Cantu is facing the charges in Adams County Superior Court in Ritzville.

This arrest stems from several vehicle prowls, thefts and bur...


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