Richland Police Take Down Menacing Man With SWAT & K9 Assistance
A man was taken into custody on Wednesday after he managed to elude police.
The Richland Police Department Street Crimes Unit was doing surveillance in the 1600 block of Jadwin Avenue when they told Michael Bostic he was under arrest. Bostic took off on the E-Bike he was riding through an apartment complex where he crashed into a dumpster. Bostic then ran into his apartment.
That's when Richland Officers and SCU Officers surrounded the residence.
Due to everything involved and the suspect's conduct, backup was provided by the Tri-City Regional SWAT Team and a K9 from the Kennewick Police Department.
After some time, Officers opened communication with Bostic over the phone and he eventually surrendered. Police then executed a search warrant and evidence was discovered relating to multiple cases they were investigating.
According to a post on the Richland Police Department Facebook page:
Bostic was cleared at a local medical facility from his bike mishap and booked into the Benton County Jail on the following charges:
1. Felony Warrant-DOC Escape Community Custody,
2. Multiple misdemeanor warrants out of the Benton County District Court and Richland PD for DV assault, DWLS, and Obstructing a Public Officer,
3. Felony Warrant-Benton County for 2 counts of assault 3rd with a weapon,
4. Multiple misdemeanor warrants out of Kennewick PD for DWLS and no ignition interlock device.
As well as Probable Cause to arrest for:
1. Felony threats to kill (2 counts) out of the Richland Police Department,
2. Illegal possession of a firearm (shotgun and handgun) out of the Richland Police Department,
3. Additional felony crimes out of Kennewick PD.