The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a man considered armed and dangerous after an interrupted burglary in Montesano yesterday.
Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate tells us at about 2:10 pm Thursday, a resident in the 100 block of Monte Brady Road just outside of Montesano interrupted an attempted burglary to his residence. The victim was in the back part of his residence when he heard a noise coming from the front. The resident investigated the noise and discovered an unknown man in the front part of his residence. The resident was carrying a firearm at the time and attempting to prevent the suspect from leaving while he called 911. The suspect attacked the resident and the resident discharged his firearm prior to the suspect taking the gun. The suspect then fled the residence in a blue colored pickup with matching canopy.

The resident believed the pickup was a Mazda and the canopy had no side windows. He also noted two females inside the pickup, one of which was pregnant. It was unknown which direction the vehicle left toward.

Shumate said yesterday it is unknown if the suspect was injured from the gunshot. The victim received only minor injuries and did not require aid. The suspect, described as being in his mid 20’s wearing a ballcap, should be considered armed and dangerous. At this time investigators are on scene attempting to develop additional information. We are asking that anyone with information regarding this case to call the Gray Harbor Dispatch Center at 360-533-8765 or the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Department investigations unit at 360-964-1731.