RICHLAND – A Washington fugitive on the run for more than 3 months was taken into custody this morning by members of the U.S. Marshals Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force and the Richland Police Department. Mark Steven White, 36, is no stranger to local law enforcement. White has amassed a serious criminal history spanning almost two decades to include multiple narcotics offenses, burglaries, weapons charges and numerous assaults. White’s last run-in with the law was back in August of 2015, where he was the passenger in a vehicle that led local police on a 90 mile an hour chase throughout the Tri-Cities.
Two Benton County arrest warrants had been issued for White in February stemming from unrelated charges for Possession of Methamphetamine. White was also wanted for failing to appear for a court hearing for the Drug Sentencing Alternative Program in that same month.
This latest investigation to locate White took countless hours of surveillance and man-power from multiple local law enforcement agencies around the area. Numerous residences across the Tri-Cities had to be ruled out before a credible location for White was discovered earlier this week. Deputy United States Marshal and Task Force Leader Darrick Swick said “The community is a lot safer now that Marc White is off the streets, especially due to his extensive violent criminal history.
The Pacific North West Violent Offender Task Force is a U.S. Marshals led regional task force that brings together the resources and expertise of local, state and federal agencies in a coordinated effort to arrest violent, dangerous fugitives. In 2014, PNVOTF closed out over 680 fugitive warrants involving assaults, sexual offenses, homicides and many other violent crimes.
FUGITIVE CAPTURED June 27, 2015 —
Marc White was arrested in Kennewick on Saturday and booked into the Benton County Jail.
FUGITIVE WANTED BY DOC IN TRI-CITIES June 26, 2015 —
There’s an obvious way to spot this extremely dangerous felon who’s missing in the Tri-Cities — just look at all the ink high-violent gang member, Marc White — a.k.a. ‘Whitey’ — has including that massive Seahawks logo on his neck.
He’s wanted for a probation violation after getting out of federal prison in late April for a felony drug bust.
He has almost 30 convictions including several assaults, thefts, burglaries and gun crimes.
If you know where he’s hiding, call an anonymous tip into:
CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS
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