Felon found in clothes dryer after Moses Lake standoff

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 14 at 1:43 PM

MOSES LAKE, Wash. -- The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said a felon was arrested after he barricaded himself inside a home for four hours in Moses Lake late Thursday night.

Authorities went to the Harvest Manor mobile home park Thursday at 4815 Airway Drive near State Route 17 around 9 p.m. to pick up the suspect for a felony warrant.

Deputies said the suspect, identified as Sergio Herrera Jiron, 23, did not want to leave.  The SWAT team was called to the scene.  Officials said two flash bangs were set off and tear gas was used during the standoff and authorities eventually gained access to the home.

Authorities said they found Jiron hiding in a clothes dryer around 1 a.m.  He did not cooperate, investigators said, and officials shot him in the hand with non-lethal rubber bullets.

Jiron faced charges of Delivering a Controlled Substance and of being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

The original arrest warrant was for a failure to appear in court on a charge of felony Delivery of Controlled Substance.

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