CAPTURED: Tip to Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers leads to arrest of Erica Mercado

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KENNEWICK — March 27, 2017
Kennewick Police arrested Erica Mercado Sunday after she was seen leaving a home in the 3700 block of W 2nd Ave. Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers had received an anonymous a tip that she was staying there. Mercado was booked into the Benton County jail.
Officers then obtained a search warrant for the home after confirming her boyfriend, Darren Yeater, was inside.  Police say the 26-year-old and a passenger fled from a vehicle on Saturday following a pursuit. After it was impounded, officers say they found narcotics and a weapon inside. 
Tri City Regional SWAT Team was called out to assist with the search warrant on the home.  However,  Yeater decided to give up and was booked into the Benton County Jail on charges of Possession of Controlled Substance.
Mercado is WMW Capture #870.

Arrested for attacking a loss prevention officer: Seems Erica Mercado didn’t like getting busted for stealing from a Walmart — so she shoved a loss prevention officer over and over — trying to escape from the room she was being held in until Kennewick Police could come put her in cuffs.

Officers then found a meth pipe on her.

Now Mercado’s breaking probation in Benton County for the assault and drug busts.

She’s a High-Violent Offender who has also been convicted of another assault, several thefts and a bunch of other drug crimes.

She’s inked with a huge tattoo you can see here on her right arm.

She’s 33 years old, 5’4” and weighs 140 pounds

She’s known to also go by the last name “Trevino.”

If you know where she’s hiding, use the P3 Tips App to submit your information to Crime Stoppers, or call the hotline anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.