KENNEWICK -- An inmate was found dead Wednesday in the Benton County Jail.The sheriff's office believes the 58-year-old woman died of natural causes, based on her history of drug use.She was in jail for a parole violation.Jail staff found her during a security check.
Date: 03/14/2013 | Northwest
KENNEWICK -- Hundreds of former jail inmates owe the Benton County Sheriff's Office money for costs they amassed while behind bars, and authorities are trying to collect.The sheriff's office recently sent out nearly 1,800 bills to collect more than $1 million in outstanding debts.
Date: 02/03/2013 | Northwest
FINLEY -- A 15-year-old was arrested Monday as a suspect in the rape of a woman last week in Finley.The Benton County sheriff's office said the teen lives near where the woman was assaulted.
Date: 01/22/2013 | Northwest
KENNEWICK -- The Benton County sheriff's office says a suicidal inmate hanged himself in the jail at Kennewick in 20 minutes between safety checks on his cell.The sheriff's office said Christopher M. Britton, 29, of Richland could not be revived.
Date: 08/07/2012 | Northwest