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By Roger Harnack
Cheney Free Press 

Man arrested in asphalt truck theft

Stolen vehicle catches fire during stop


Last updated 9/21/2023 at 11:34am

Adams County Sheriff's Office

A stolen asphalt truck burns along Interstate 90 between Ritzville and Sprague on Tuesday, Sept. 19, after being stopped using spike strips.

RITZVILLE - A West Richland man is facing multiple charges after allegedly stealing an asphalt truck from the state Department of Transportation's Washtucna shop Tuesday, Sept. 19, and leading law enforcement on a chase that ended miles away.

Lance Rogers, 31, was arrested and transported to a Yakima-area hospital after he was appreheneded following the pursuit that ended with the stolen truck catching fire.

He remained in custody at the hospital at press time. He is facing charges of first-degree robbery, three counts of first-degree attempted robbery, six counts of second-degree assault,...

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