She told a Kennewick cop a man killed her family. Well, he didn’t, but he’s in jail anyway

A Kennewick police sergeant was leaving a gas station Friday afternoon when a woman rushed up to him, claiming a man killed some of her family.

The man she was with took off running from the Circle K at 10th Avenue and Union Street about 1:30 p.m.

Sgt. Joe Jackson called for reinforcements and the chase began.

Other officers joined in the search while others were checking on the woman’s relatives.

Tri-City Regional SWAT Team members and a police dog helped track Joshua Dickson, 35, of Spokane, to a field behind the former City Church at 4624 W 10th Ave.

He tried running away but was caught and arrested about 2:40 p.m., said Sgt. Aaron Clem.

In the mean time, detectives discovered the woman’s family was unharmed.

Dickson was still arrested, though. He is wanted on a warrant from Spokane, and he had a no-contact order to stay away from the woman.

Schools in the area were locked for an hour during the search.


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