An Elma man wanted in the investigation of a murder and arson at his home was arrested in Seattle yesterday. Steve Shumate with the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s office reports that on Tuesday morning at approximately 9:05 am, the Seattle Police Department located the stolen 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup that was associated with this homicide and arson investigation.

Shumate said “the vehicle was unoccupied in the area of 21st Avenue and 1st Street (Seattle). Seattle PD notified our office while they maintained a visual of the pickup. Detectives with Grays Harbor County responded to Seattle as a result of the stolen vehicle recovery.”

At approximately 10:27 am, Seattle PD observed a male subject get into the pickup who resembled Jacob Eveland. They subsequently contacted the male who initially gave a false name before confirming that he was Jacob Eveland. Seattle PD arrested Eveland and the vehicle was impounded.

Investigators with the Seattle Police Department and Detectives with the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office interviewed Eveland. He ultimately admitted his involvement in the case. At the time of this release, Detectives were working on locating the weapons used in this homicide.

Eveland was later transported back to Grays Harbor County Jail and booked for Murder and Arson.