Shelton, Mason County - A man and woman who tried to flee from a traffic stop were arrested and booked into the Mason County Jail, and troopers later served a search warrant on the vehicle resulting in several additional charges for the couple.
K9 Trooper Matt Wood stopped a 1992 Honda Accord, driven by 36 year-old transient Bryson E. Braget, on July 14 at approximately 2:30 pm after he observed the vehicle make a lane change and turn without signaling. Tonya L. League, a 20 year-old from Shelton was a passenger in the vehicle.
As Trooper Wood initiated a traffic stop, the vehicle turned onto Fairmount Avenue from Olympic Highway, and accelerated to a speed well in excess of the posted 25 MPH limit. As the vehicle passed Edgewood Street it swerved into the oncoming lane and came to a sliding stop off the roadway.
Both Braget and League exited the vehicle from the passenger side door where they were ordered to stop. Trooper Wood was able to take control of Braget while League continued to flee on foot into a neighboring apartment complex. She was located a short time later by Shelton Police Officers.
Braget was booked into the Mason County Jail for a felony Dept. of Corrections warrant. League was booked for a felony Department of Corrections warrant and a juvenile warrant issued out of Mason County.
The vehicle was impounded to the Washington State Patrol bullpen, and a search warrant was served on the afternoon of July 16. Trooper Matt Wood and K9 Dilly located 4 potted marijuana plants ranging from 12-18" in height, methamphetamines, and drug paraphernalia.
Braget and League face additional charges for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession/Use of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Manufacture. Braget also faces additional charges of Felony Eluding, DUI, and DWLS 3rd Degree.