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Manhunt for David Santos continues in Grant County; Hand grenade found in abandoned car

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Investigators are analyzing three vehicles associated with David Santos during high-speed pursuits on June 30 and July 3, and a vehicle stolen on July 4. Investigators are analyzing three vehicles associated with David Santos during high-speed pursuits on June 30 and July 3, and a vehicle stolen on July 4.
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The search for the man wanted for shooting at law enforcement in Grant County continues

Detectives are now in possession of three vehicles they believe David Santos used during high-speed chases on June 30, July 3, and July 4. 

Deputies believe Santos used a 2000 Dodge Durango on June 30 during a pursuit. Deputies say Santos fired a rifle at them during this pursuit. The SUV was recovered on July 4 in an orchard near Road 25-Southwest near Mattawa. 

During a search of the second vehicle believed to be used by Santos during a pursuit, deputies found a live hand grenade next to the 2000 Ford Expedition after Santos took off on foot. The grenade was disposed of by the Richland Police Bomb Squad. 

Deputies say the third car, a 1997 Toyota Tercel, was stolen from a home west of Royal City on July 4. It was recovered about nine hours later near Mattawa and inside deputies found the muzzle of an assault rifle, leading detectives to believe that theft and rifle are associated with Santos. 

Deputies say they don't know what car, if any, Santos may be using now. 

Santos is facing the following charges:

* Possession of prohibited explosive device (hand grenade),

* 2 counts of first-degree assault (against law enforcement officer),

* 2 counts of attempting to elude a police vehicle.

Anyone with information on Santos is asked to call the Grant County Sheriff's Office at 509-762-1160, or send info to crimetips@grantcountywa.gov. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Santos is armed and dangerous. Citizens should not approach or try to apprehend him. Citizens should call the police instead.

Grant County Detectives have created the hashtag, #SantosManhunt to provide updates on social media. 

 

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