RICHLAND, Wash. -- A Richland man is behind bars tonight facing federal and local charges.
The U.S. Marshall's Office had tracked 23-year-old Ricco Garza from Florida to Portland and then the Tri-Cities. He was wanted on federal firearms violations and had an outstanding warrant from Richland PD for failing to register as a sex offender.
Around 3:30pm yesterday, Marshall's Service and the Richland Police Department attempted to serve the warrants on Garza in the 400 block of Smith Ave.
Garza refused to exit his home and had his 14-year-old male cousin with him. Garza was armed with a handgun and has a history of violence and gang affiliations. Due to the circumstances of the case, the Tri-City Regional SWAT team was called to help.
After an hour, Garza came out of the house with his cousin. Garza was booked into the Benton County Jail.
He is facing the following charges: fugitive from justice from Florida (US Marshall's Office), federal firearms violation warrant (US Marshall's Office), fail to register as a sex offender warrant (Richland PD)