Woman shot by Prosser man

Local in custody for Sunday night shooting

— A local man is in custody this morning after allegedly shooting and wounding a 24-year-old woman.

Bradley Santoyo, 22, is on a 72-hour hold in the Benton County Jail on a charge of first-degree domestic violence assault, records show. He is also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.

The Benton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office this morning confirmed Santoyo is in custody. The 72-hour hold expires tomorrow night.

Santoyo was arrested in the 900 block of Alexander Court on Sunday night after he allegedly shot the woman in the leg, records show.

Authorities said the woman is believed to be his girlfriend. They declined to release her name.

Police were originally called to the apartment complex because of an unknown medical problem, records show.

The woman was not cooperative, records show. She was taken to Kadlec Hospital for treatment and later released.

It marked the second time in six weeks that a Prosser man is accused of shooting at a woman.

In September, Craig Phillip Wiles, 34, was charged with first-degree assault and unlawful possession of a firearm, probable cause documents state.

Wiles was arrested in the 1000 block of North Avenue after he had chased and shot at his wife and her companion, records show.

Wiles found his wife, Tawnya Wiles, parked in her vehicle with Caleb Perry of Sunnyside, records show.

They were in the area of Midvale Road and McGee Road, near Mabton, and fled when they saw Wiles approaching in his pick-up.

Wiles pursued them northbound on state Highway 241 and tried to force them off the road, records show. They heard loud gunshots as they passed Stover Road at speeds of 75-80 mph.

After calling 911, Tawnya Wiles was advised to drive to the Sunnyside Police station. Officers then located Craig Wiles on North Avenue still chasing his wife and Perry.


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