Elias Sanchez: Tri-Cities fugitive with nationwide warrant surrenders to Prosser Police

IN CUSTODY -- DOC Officer Ross Esparza says Elias Salvador Sanchez called him this morning after seeing himself on Washington's Most Wanted and Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers.

He did the right thing and surrendered at the Prosser Police Department. He had been hiding from the law since March.

The 29-year-old had a Nationwide Felony Warrant from the State Department of Corrections and an additional warrant from Benton County District Court for skipping out on court on 2 Misdemeanor Criminal matters.

Almost unbelievable how High-Violent Offender, Elias Sanchez, got busted for meth: He went to turn himself into the Yakima County Jail to do time on a separate case -- and corrections officers say he was so high on meth -- that he forgot he had a bunch of it on him that officers found as they were booking him into the jail.

Now, he's breaking probation in Benton County on that meth bust and wanted by the Department of Corrections for Escape. Sanchez also has a warrant in Benton County for skipping court on two misdemeanor charges.

His rap sheet includes convictions for multiple assaults, a domestic violence no contact order violation, criminal impersonation, and obstructing law enforcement.

He’s 29 years old, 5’7” and weighs 150 pounds.

DOC officers say he was last living in Prosser and has ties to Grandview.

If you know where he's hiding, use the P3 Tips App on your smart phone to submit the information to Crime Stoppers, or call the hot line at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).