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Man arrested in asphalt truck theft

State vehicle catches fire during stop

RITZVILLE - A West Richland man is facing multiple charges after allegedly stealing an asphalt truck from the state Department of Transportation's Washtucna shop Tuesday, Sept. 19, and leading law enforcement on a chase that ended miles away.

Lance Rogers, 31, was arrested and transported to a Yakima-area hospital after he was apprehended following the pursuit that ended with the stolen truck catching fire.

He remained in custody at the hospital at press time. He is facing charges of first-degree robbery, three counts of first-degree attempted robbery, six counts of second-degree assault, thef...


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