SUNNYSIDE Members of the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force were at a home in the 6800 block of Van Belle Road last Thursday afternoon, looking for a Sunnyside man wanted in connection with several crimes.
They did not find him that day but located and arrested him Friday at a home on Washout Road.
In Yakima County, Daniel Solis, 25, of Sunnyside is wanted for domestic violence charges, but he is also sought by Benton County for a shooting assault that took place during the past weekend.
A tip was provided to law enforcement, leading officers to the Van Belle home. However, that tip didn’t pan out, according to a Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force Agent.
“We have to follow up on every lead,” he said at the scene.
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office said Jessica Trinidad Ruiz and Joshua Daniel Foster both of Sunnyside have been booked into the Benton County Jail on suspicion of rendering criminal assistance in the first degree.
It is believed that both Foster and Ruiz provided Solis with a place to stay during law enforcement’s attempt to apprehend him.
Solis was wanted for first-degree assault, and it is believed the shooting was gang-related, according to U.S. Marshals.
Benton County said Solis allegedly shot a man on Interstate 82 between Mileposts 80 and 82 near Prosser on Jan. 27.
Solis was in a separate vehicle, passing the victim, and was with a 17-year-old male, also from Sunnyside, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.
The victim told law enforcement Solis leaned out the passenger window of the passing vehicle and shot him.