Artemisa Sanchez: High-Violent Offender arrested in Tri-City Swat team raid

CAPTURED —  Richland Police arrested Artemisa Sanchez  on February 15th after they responded to a report of multiple homes and vehicles being shot at on Sanford Ave.   According to YakTriNews.com, responding officers found footprints in the snow to a nearby home.  Tri-City Regional SWAT team searched the home and found multiple people believed to be connected to the shooting.   Artemisa was one of the people arrested.  More details on the shooting incident here: https://www.yaktrinews.com/news/shooting-under-investigation-in-richland/1020898033

The U.S. Marshals Task Force also later arrested 31-year-old Joshua Chavez in Hermiston. He was also wanted by DOC and had fled the scene of the shooting with minor injuries during the incident. He is charged with first-degree assault, drive-by shooting and unlawful possession of a firearm. You can read more details of the incident here:

In the end, DOC officers say Artemisa’s criminal lifestyle led to her arrest and she may be facing new felony charges. She is being held without bail at the Benton County jail.

She was wanted in Kennewick and by the DOC in Benton County for breaking probation on a meth bust. She’s also been convicted of several assaults, unlawful imprisonment/harassment, making death threats, theft and a deadly weapons crime.

WANTED BY DOC IN TRI-CITIES —
Violent gang member, Artemisa Sanchez — a.k.a. ‘Paya’Lokz’ and ‘Angelica Gee’ — is classified by the Department of Corrections as the highest level of risk for any officer.

She’s wanted in Kennewick and by the DOC in Benton County for breaking probation on a meth bust.

She’s also been convicted of several assaults, unlawful imprisonment/harassment, making death threats, theft and a deadly weapons crime.

She’s 26 years old, 5’5”, 135 pounds and has all that ink on her face and head… some we have to blur.

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

It’s always anonymous – you never have to give your name — and you’ll get a cash reward of up to $1,000 if your tip helps lead to her arrest.

 

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