CAPTURED: Tips lead to standoff, arrest of Warden fugitive accused of violently kidnapping, robbing man

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FUGITIVE CAPTURED April 17, 2017 —
The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says wanted fugitive, Diego Cano, was arrested Monday morning after he was found hiding in a home east of Moses Lake.

The sheriff’s office says, acting on a tip, Grant County’s Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team at around 2:30 a.m. confirmed Cano was hiding at a home on Road T-Northeast just north of Baseline Road East about 10 miles east of Moses Lake. Officers then surrounded the home and began ordering Cano to come out. Cano refused, and after an hours-long standoff was coaxed out of the house by flash-bang concussion grenades deployed by the Moses Lake Regional Tactical Response Team. He then surrendered without further incident.

Moses Lake Police, Grant County Sheriff’s deputies and K-9 unit were also on scene.

Cano was booked into the Grant County Jail for investigation of armed robbery and unlawful imprisonment.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says Warden Police extend their thanks to the partnering law enforcement agencies, to Washington’s Most Wanted which widely publicized the hunt for Cano, and to watchful citizens who sent in tips on Cano’s possible whereabouts.


Held hostage for five hours by a neighbor and his violent friends: Detectives say a Grant County man was beaten and then stabbed in the stomach.

All but one of the suspects have been arrested — so now — Warden Police are hoping you can help them find the final fugitive, Diego Cano.

He’s wanted for armed robbery and unlawful imprisonment. He is considered ‘armed and dangerous.’

Detectives say the victim’s horror started last weekend when he said ‘no’ to giving Cano and the other suspects a ride. Seems they didn’t like his answer and held him hostage in a camper. After the beating him and robbing him and attacking him with a knife attack, detectives say the suspects let the victim go — but threatened to shoot-up his house with his family inside if he went to the police.

Diego Cano is from Othello in Adams County and detectives say he was last seen in the small town of Marlin located about halfway between Soap Lake and Odessa.

He’s 42 years old, 5’7”and weighs 185 pounds.

He has a tattoo of a diamond-type clown covering his right eye.

If you know where he’s hiding, call 911 or submit the information to