Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Richland Shooting Suspect Arrested

James L. Davis III, 28 years of age, was arrested by Moses Lake PD on December 9.  Davis was hiding at a relative’s home in the area and called requesting to turn himself in.  Davis stated that the pressure exerted by law enforcement officers in Benton, Franklin, Grant and Yakima Counties made hiding out too difficult.  He was taken into custody without incident.
Davis is wanted for his participation in a shooting event that happened in Richland on December 4. Over 20 rounds of 7.62 x 39 mm ammunition were fired at a Ford Explorer occupied by three individuals.  The SUV was hit more than 12 times.

In addition to the 1st Degree Assault charges from Benton County, Davis is also wanted on 4 warrants.  He was booked into the Grant County Jail.  Richland Police investigators drove to Ephrata to interview Davis.  Transportation to the Benton County jail will occur at a later time.

Contact Cpt. Mike Cobb, 942-7362, for additional information.