Washington state fugitive arrested in Kentucky

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) – A Washington state man suspected of attempted murder has been arrested in Kentucky.

The Walla Walla Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that police in Covington, Kentucky, arrested 19-year-old Ricardo Miguel Maldonado at a home.

Maldonado was arrested on a warrant for first-degree attempted murder, and authorities are working to extradite him to Washington state.

The Union Bulletin of Walla Walla reports that earlier this week authorities sought help from the public in finding Maldonado and another 22-year-old man. Authorities say both are suspects in the July 26 shooting of Diego Bante-Rivera at grain elevators located north of Walla Walla.

The other suspect remains at large.

Good said the Sheriff’s Office is currently working through the extradition process with Kentucky authorities to return Maldonado to Walla Walla County.


Information from: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, http://www.union-bulletin.com


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