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Second suspect booked in July 18 attack in Othello

 

Last updated 8/24/2022 at 1:05pm

Michael Rocha

OTHELLO – A local man on the lam since July 18 was listed among those booked into the Adams County Jail in Ritzville on Monday.

Michel Joe Rocha, 36, of Othello, was wanted in connection with a July 18 robbery and assault of a man in the 2200 block of Rainier Road.

He was expected to face probable charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and second-degree theft, records show.

The details of his arrest were not available prior to press time.

Rocha is the second person apprehended in the crime that led to the victim being airlifted to Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane.

Gloria Romero, 41, of Othello, was arrested July 19 in connection with the same incident.

According to Adams County Superior Court records, Romero was arrested and booked into the Adams County Jail for first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and second-degree theft.

The couple is accused of assaulting a local man and robbing him, records show.

 

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