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Deputies arrest two men in connection with Dryden shooting

CHELAN, Wash. - Chelan County Sheriff's Deputies arrested two suspects Tuesday in connection with a shooting on September 27 in Dryden.

Deputies responded to a disturbance on Josephine Avenue around 2 p.m. on September 27. A witness reported that someone was beaten with a bat and then shot in the leg. The victim and witness both described suspects as 34-year-old Michael Hernandez from East Wenatchee and 42-year-old Modesto Gonzalez from Wenatchee. Both suspects were described as leaving in a white vehicle before deputies arrived.

On September 28, deputies found the vehicle abandoned in South Wenatchee. They seized the vehicle and served a search warrant on it the next day. Evidence results from that search warrant are still pending.

Deputies learned of a possible location for Michael Hernandez on Sunday, October 1. Deputies performed surveillance on a Palisades residence and waited for Hernandez to leave in a vehicle. They then pulled Hernandez over and took him into custody. The vehicle Hernandez was driving was also seized.

On Tuesday, October 3, deputies learned of a possible location for Modesto Gonzalez. They performed surveillance on an East Wenatchee residence and saw him leaving in a vehicle, which they then pulled over, and took Gonzalez into custody.    

Both Hernandez and Gonzalez have been booked into the Chelan County Regional Justice Center for the following crimes: 1st degree Burglary, Assault 1st degree, Unlawful possession of a firearm, and Intimidating a witness.