Suspect Apprehended After Escape From Hoquiam Courthouse

Third degree Escape, and Obstructing Justice charges were filed against a man who was in Hoquiam Court on a domestic related complaint. When Judge Stewart informed the 28 year old man that he would be charged with escape if he left, he immediately left the courtroom, returned breifly, and then was confronted by Hoquiam City Attorney Steve Johnson when he attempted to leave a second time. A Struggle ensued, and the suspect fled just as Hoquiam officers arrived, he was tracked to an area near the railroad tracks and was taken into custody after a K-9 unit located him in a nearby brush thicket.