PROSSER — Department of Corrections Officers in the Tri-Cities are asking for your help to find 34-year-old Anthony Richman aka ‘Pumba’. He is wanted for Residential Burglary and Identity Theft as well as for Escape. He forfeited his bail money when he skipped out on court in Benton County.
Officers say he has also been identified from surveillance video as a suspect along with his cousin in a new case in Benton County. Prosser Police arrested his cousin last week who is refusing to cooperate.
Officers say Richman has nothing to lose because he knows he is going back to prison for a long time which makes him a danger to the public.
Richman’s criminal history includes convictions for meth possession, identity theft, residential burglary and forgery.
He could be anywhere between Prosser and Tri-Cities.
If you know where officers can find him, you can call the Southeast Communications Center’s Non-Emergency line at (509) 628-0333 or message Prosser Police or the Benton County Sheriff’s Office on their Facebook page.
FUGITIVE CAPTURED August 4, 2019 — Anthony ‘Pumba’ Richman was arrested by Kennewick Police and booked into the Benton County Jail on Sunday.
FUGITIVE WANTED BY DOC IN TRI-CITIES July 12, 2019 —
This wanted gang member’s street name’ is ‘Pumba,’ like Disney’s Lion King character.
His real name is Anthony Richman.
Department of Corrections officers say he also goes by the name ‘Fatz.’
He’s wanted by the DOC in the Tri-Cities for breaking probation on convictions for meth possession and identity theft. He’s also been busted for a bunch of residential burglaries and forgery crimes.
Pumba is 33 years old, 5’7” and weighs 250 pounds.
DOC officers say he was last living in Prosser, but could be hiding in the Kennewick area now.
Let’s have ‘Pumba’ singing some Hakuna Matata behind bars. If you know where he’s hiding, call the hot line at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477), or use the P3 Tips App on your smart phone to submit the information to Crime Stoppers.