The deputy briefly lost sight of the vehicle, but checked the area. After observing dust in an area orchard, he located the suspect vehicle in the orchard. The vehicle then began moving and actively attempted to elude him. A pursuit ensued and continued out of the orchard and onto the county roadway.
The driver of the vehicle failed to stop after entering the county roadway. Eventually, the vehicle failed to negotiate a turn and left the roadway west of 16th Avenue on Gilbert Rd. and became disabled at that point. The driver, a 29 y/o male from Yakima was immediately taken into custody for investigation of felony eluding.
A 21 y/o male passenger, an 18 y/o female passenger, and a 25 y/o female passenger, all from Yakima, were also taken into custody from the vehicle.
A firearm was visible inside of the vehicle. The vehicle, a 2001 Chevrolet suburban was impounded to the sheriff's office and a search warrant was obtained. Located within the vehicle was a 9mm semi-automatic pistol, illegal narcotics, narcotics paraphernalia, and alcohol.
The driver was subsequently booked into the Yakima County Jail on charges including felony eluding, possession of narcotics, and an outstanding warrant.
The 21 y/o male passenger was booked into the Yakima County Jail on charges including being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The 18 y/o female passenger was booked into the Yakima County Jail on alcohol related charges.
The 25 y/o female passenger was released.
Further charges may be pending. The investigation is continuing.
There is no further information at this time.