Suspect arrested after high-speed chase up Hwy. 18

TIGER MOUNTAIN, Wash. - Authorities have arrested a burglary suspect who bailed out of his SUV and fled into the brush on foot after leading deputies on a high-speed chase up Highway 18.

Cindi West of the King County Sheriff's Office said a deputy began pursuing the man's vehicle late Thursday morning after identifying him as a suspect in a burglary. The man refused to pull over and instead led deputies on a chase to the east and north on Highway 18.

The suspect pulled off the side of the highway and jumped out of his vehicle just south of Interstate 90, fleeing into the woods. Other deputies converged on the scene to search for the man. A King County sheriff's helicopter was also called in to join the search.

About a half-hour later, the man was found and placed under arrest.


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