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Yakima man sentenced

Cornelius sentenced to year in prison

COLFAX — A Yakima man arrested for leading deputies on a car chase in a stolen vehicle pled guilty in Superior Court, Friday, April 26.

Christopher Lee Cornelius, 33, of Yakima, went before Superior Court Judge Gary Libey on Friday, April 26, and was sentenced to a year in prison for felony eluding and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Cornelius was booked into the Whitman County Jail on Friday, April 13, for eluding deputies in a stolen vehicle.

According to reports, deputies from the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office identified a stolen vehicle parked near a local Colfax business downtown.



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