The U.S. Marshal's Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force teamed up with Grant County Sheriff's Deputies and Moses Lake Police Officers to make 20 arrests over the course of four days.
The task force targeted fugitives wanted for high end crimes scattered all over the Grant County and Othello areas. Sheriff's Deputies and Police Officers were cross-commissioned as Special Deputy U.S. Marshals. Deputies from Spokane and Benton counties were also cross-commissioned.
“For Grant County and other communities across the state, there are many benefits through participation on a Marshal's task force,” said Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones. “Local law enforcement officers contribute knowledge of their area and local criminals, and can cull information from their informants.”