Source: US Marshals Service
Yakima, WA � The U.S. Marshals Service Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force (PNVOTF) arrested 19 year old Isaiah Colley on a First Degree Assault warrant out of Benton County, WA. Colley was wanted by authorities for allegedly shooting and wounding a Prosser Police Officer along with an innocent bystander in Prosser, WA during the early morning hours of August 5, 2019.
Law Enforcement officers responded across Eastern Washington in an attempt to locate and arrest the perpetrators. The PNVOTF tracked the fugitive to Centralia, WA, where the PNVOTF, the Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team, Louis County Sheriff�s Office and Centralia Police Department initiated investigative endeavors at multiple locations. Additional information was cultivated through the joint investigation, rapidly leading to the physical arrest of Colley in the 1800 block of Cooks Hill Rd., Centralia, WA. A second subject in the shooting, Abdiel Vargas was also arrested in Pasco, WA by the Richland Police Department and Task Force Officers.
U.S. Marshal Craig Thayer said, �One of the things that make the communities in Eastern Washington strong are the incredible partnerships we have between our federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and the communities we serve. It is critical that violent offenders who victimize the community and are willing to assault law enforcement officers are quickly apprehended to protect the community and face justice�.
Raymond Fleck, Supervisory Deputy United States Marshal said �Shoot a law enforcement officer in Eastern Washington and you will not be able to run hard enough, fast enough or long enough to evade justice. You will simply be captured tired.�
The PNVOTF is a U.S. Marshals Service sponsored partnership composed of federal, state and local law enforcement officers from Washington, Oregon and Alaska. The primary mission of the PNVOTF is to locate, arrest, and return to the justice system the most violent, most egregious federal and state fugitives. Operation Invictus partners include the United States Marshals Service, United States Attorney�s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Yakima County Sheriff�s Office, Washington State Department of Corrections, Yakima Police Department, Union Gap Police Department, Benton County Sheriff�s Office, Kennewick Police Department, Yakama Nation Department of Public Safety, LEAD Task Force, Yakima County Prosecutors Office, and Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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