As of Friday, December 8, 2017
WAPATO One of two Wapato men, suspects in a shooting case, has been apprehended in Arizona.
Agustin Silva, 28, was arrested on a $1 million warrant by a U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force in Maricopa County and sent to the Glendale City Jail.
He will go trough an extradition process and be returned to the Yakima County Superior Court for arraignment.
The shooting occurred in Wapato in October of 2016. The ensuing investigation yielded Silva and Daniel Acevedo, 22, of Wapato as suspects.
The Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force tried to arrest Silva at his residence in Wapato, but he was not home, according to the task force.
Task force officials said they tried to get Silva to turn himself in, but he fled from work after relatives relayed the task force message.
After an extensive investigation, the task force determined that Silva had left the state.
Through the Crime Stoppers information program, the task force received a tip that Silva was in Phoenix, Ariz.
The task force contacted the Marshals with the information. Three hours later they nabbed Silva and started the process to send him back to Yakima.
Acevedo, also also wanted for attempted murder and assault in the first degree, remains at large.
Anyone with information that could aid in the capture of Acevedo is encouraged to call the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office at 509-574-2500 or use the Crime Stoppers tip line at 800-248-9980 or at crimestoppersyakco.org.