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Lake Stevens Man Arrested Following an Overnight Pursuit on I-5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 24, 2019

CONTACT: Courtney O’Keefe, Communications Specialist, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
Courtney.O’Keefe@snoco.org, 425-388-3865, Media line: 425-249-6263

EVERETT, Wash. – A 25 year-old Lake Stevens man was taken into custody following a pursuit on I-5 last night. Around 11:30 p.m., deputies located a stolen truck suspected of being involved in a recent burglary and two recent armed robberies. Deputies attempted a traffic stop on the truck near the 1900 block of Airport Road. The driver turned out its headlights and began to accelerate. Deputies pursued the vehicle onto northbound I-5 and northbound 527. The vehicle attempted to get back on southbound I-5 via the Broadway on-ramp when the pursuing deputy did a PIT maneuver forcing the vehicle to stop. The driver, a 25 year-old Lake Stevens man, attempted to restart the vehicle to drive away. Moments later, a second deputy arrived on scene and blocked the suspect vehicle from fleeing.

The passenger, a 23 year-old Mukilteo woman, was taken into custody without incident. The 25 year-old male driver attempted to resist arrest, but was eventually taken into custody. He was booked into Snohomish County jail for possession of a stolen vehicle, attempting to elude and two outstanding warrants. The 23 year-old female passenger was booked into Snohomish County jail for an outstanding warrant. The driver and passenger were treated by aid for minor injuries.

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