Suspect Sought After Providing False Name, Running From Sheriff’s Deputy

WISHKAH, Wash. – Last night at approximately 7:50 pm, a patrol deputy stopped a red colored 1990 Dodge Colt for a traffic violation near mile post 10 on the Wishkah Road. Upon contact with the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, the deputy was verbally given a name for identification. The driver was a Hispanic male and supposedly had no other form of identification. The deputy ran the name given however there was no computer record for the name. The deputy recontacted the driver and was preparing to arrest him when the subject started to resist arrest and struggled with the deputy. The driver was able to get back into his vehicle and drove a short distance before abandoning his the vehicle and fleeing into the woods. The deputy’s uniform was damaged during the struggle however did not receive any injuries.

Additional officers arrived on scene however were not able to locate the driver. No K-9 units were available at the time to assist with the search. The deputies were able to determine the identity of the fleeing driver and have since requested a warrant for his arrest. The suspect was described as being 5’-06” tall, about 160 pounds, brown eyes, black hair, and 43 years of age. It is believed the suspect resides in the Aberdeen/Hoquiam area. The immediate residents of where the suspect fled were contacted and given a description of the driver.