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CAPTURED: Convicted felon Derek Taylor found holed up in a basement in Grandview

CAPTURED — Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers says Derek Taylor was arrested in Grandview on July 19th thanks to anonymous tips.  Officers with the Department of Corrections and the U.S. Marshals Pacific NW Violent Offender Task Force say they found him holed up in the basement of a home.   Officers will be seeking to revoke his release on a 45 month prison sentence when he appears for a hearing later this month.

WANTED BY DOC IN TRI-CITIES —
Busted with a bunch of baggies full of meth — the drugs found in Derek Taylor’s car after he led police on a high-speed chase — clocked at over 100 miles an hour at one point, crossing centerlines and nearly crashing into oncoming traffic.

Now, Taylor’s breaking probation on his convictions for eluding police and dealing drugs.

He’s a High-Violent Offender who Department of Corrections officers say was last living in Prosser.

He has ties to the Tri-Cities and the Lower Valley area.

His massive rap sheet also has convictions for several assaults and burglaries, identity theft, forgery and resisting arrest.

Derek Taylor is tall and lanky: 6’3” and 200 pounds.

He’s 36 years old.

If you know where he’s hiding, use the P3 Tips App on your smartphone to submit the information to Crime Stoppers, or call the hotline at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

It’s anonymous and a cash reward of up to $1,000 is yours if your tip helps lead to his arrest.