Jose Mata: ‘Lil’ Thumper’ is dangerous gang member missing in Tri-Cities

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High-violent Tri-City fugitive, Jose Mata, calls himself “Lil’ Thumper”.

He’s a dangerous gang member with four warrants for his arrest in Benton County. He’s also breaking probation on a meth bust.

This guy has over 60 convictions on his rap sheet.

Jose Mata is 34 years old, and officers think still in the Tri-Cities like Kennewick or Pasco.

If you know where he is, call an anonymous tip into:


You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest.

CLICK HERE for information on how to TEXT A TIP to Crime Stoppers

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