Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Department arrests 5 in ongoing investigation

The man ran to a running green colored Nissan Altima and got into the passenger side.  The driver of the vehicle then attempted to flee the scene however Deputies blocked the exit of the station and attempted to order the passenger out of the vehicle.  The man refused to comply with the orders and moved furtively throughout the vehicle. He was also trying to get the driver to put the vehicle in gear.  Knowing that the man had stolen firearms in the past, and was a suspect of recent thefts, deputies had to kick the window of the passenger door out in order to apprehend the suspect. 

During the arrest of the suspect, the man swallowed a bindle of what deputies believed to be methamphetamines.  The man was eventually transported to Summit Pacific Hospital in Elma and remained there overnight for observation.  He was booked earlier this morning on numerous charges.  In addition to the 29 year old McCleary man, a 31 year old East County transient, and a 28 year old Lacey man  were arrested.

A number of stolen items have been recovered to include firearms.  At this point, investigators are continuing to identify additional suspects and locate additional stolen items.