Police have arrested the man suspected of trying to kidnap a 21-year-old woman in Montesano last week. Earlier press releases explained that 41-year-old Isaac Gusman was being sought in the investigation of an attempted abduction last Wednesday night.
A press release this afternoon said that ” At 0808 hours on May 22, 2018 Grays Harbor Deputies arrested a 41-year-old transient suspected in the attempted kidnapping of a 21-year-old female in Montesano on May 16, 2018. The suspect, who had been observed driving a blue Chevy Avalanche, was located ten miles off the Kelly Road in the Canyon River area, which is several miles north of the town of Brady.
He was located in a camp he had been living in for the past several weeks on US Forest Service land on the Grays Harbor and Mason County lines. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Grays Harbor County Jail for Attempted Kidnapping 2nd Degree and Assault 2nd Degree.
The blue Avalanche was located at the campsite and was impounded. Detectives are currently working on a search warrant to process the vehicle for evidence.
Officers from Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol, Montesano Police Department, Grays Harbor Drug Task Force, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Green Diamond Security and Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office have been working together for the past three days on this investigation.
The woman said that a man approached her at the corner of Church and McBride streets and pulled a handgun, telling her to get into his vehicle. There was a struggle and both fell to the ground. Investigators said that her screams scared the man away. She described a blue Chevy Avalanche which was later found on video surveillance from various sources.
Details are expected later today after the man’s campsite and that truck was located in the woods of Mason County earlier this morning.