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Chase suspect is released from hospital, booked in jail

Amanda Warren faces multiple charges, including attempted murder


August 15, 2019

WALLA WALLA—The woman who led police on a multi-county high speed chase, ending in an officer-involved shooting near Burbank on Aug. 3 has been released from the hospital on Aug. 8 and booked into the Walla Walla County Jail.

Amanda Warren, 38, is being held with a bail set at $602,000, according to an Aug. 10 Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office (WWCSO) statement. She faces a long list of charges including first degree attempted murder, first degree robbery, second degree assault, unlawful imprisonment, two counts of residential burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle, second degree theft and attempting to elude the police.

Columbia County Prosecuting Attorney Dale Slack announced on Friday, Aug. 9, that Columbia County will be charging Warren with attempt to elude, a class C felony.

The WWCSO release says that the drama began when deputies were dispatched to College Place at 11:13 a.m. on Aug. 3, where an 88-year-old-man was being treated by medics. The victim told officers that he had been watching television when a female entered his home through the garage door and told him she was there to clean.

She asked for his phone to call his caregiver but did not return the phone. She is then alleged to have called the man into a spare bedroom where he was “strangled, choked, smothered and badly beaten.” The victim fought back, ripping Warren’s shirt and bra. The victim sustained serious injuries and stated that Warren had intended to kill him had he been unable to fight off the attack.

The suspect fled the scene in a white Toyota. Later in the day, items stolen from the victim were found in the vehicle driven by Warren.

At 12:08 p.m. that same day, College Place police were dispatched to an address where a white Toyota Prius had been reported stolen overnight.

At 1:31 p.m. WWCSO deputies receive a call north of Walla Walla where a white Toyota Prius was reported parked at an unoccupied home. The reporting party was able to take a photo of the vehicle leaving the area, prior to WWCSO arrival. Upon arrival, deputies find that the house has been burglarized with multiple items stolen, possibly including firearms.

At 3:06 p.m. the vehicle is located on Highway 12, beginning a lengthy multi-county pursuit. Items from the second location were also found inside the Prius, according to the WWCSO release.

At some point during the chase, 29-year-old Cheyanne Weems of Dixie, exited the vehicle and was arrested. Weems has since appeared in court and been released on her own recognizance.

The chase came to an end near Burbank at approximately 4:30 p.m. where Warren brandished a gun at officers in a standoff. Two Washington State Patrol Officers and one Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy fired at Warren, who was injured and taken to a hospital to recover.

At this time, the investigation is ongoing and a special investigation unit is reviewing the officer-involved shooting. WWCSO reports having seen numerous online posts with the video of the erratic driving by the suspect. Those with videos, photos or witnesses are asked to contact Sergeant Parramore with the Pasco Police Department at (509) 545-3412.


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