Authorities arrest 'Washington's Most Wanted' fugitive near Roy
PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. -- Authorities arrested a "Washington's Most Wanted" fugitive on Nov. 10 near Roy, according to a Pierce County Sheriff's Department Facebook post.
According to the Sheriff's Department, the 46-year-old man arrested was considered a major drug dealer and trafficker of stolen property.
His arrest is expected to directly decrease property crime rates in south Pierce County, according to the post.
On Nov. 10, deputies served a search warrant on a residence in Roy regarding possession and trafficking of a stolen boat motor.
According to the post, the deputies were told that a fugitive, recently featured on "Washington's Most Wanted," was possibly staying at the residence and selling stolen property.
A high risk search warrant was then served by the Pierce County Sheriff's Department SWAT team because of the suspect's criminal history of firearms, narcotics, eluding and resisting arrest, according to the post.
Authorities were then able to locate the fugitive in the residence and take him into custody.
During a search of the property, deputies reportedly found two stolen snowmobiles, a stolen travel trailer, a lever action rifle, various boxes of ammunition, new and used syringes, a loaded revolver, more than $3,900 in cash, drug paraphernalia and a home surveillance system.
The fugitive was booked into Pierce County jail on 20 felony charges as a result of the Nov. 10 arrest, along with several instances with law enforcement between August and November.
In one September instance, a 100+ mile per hour pursuit ended when the suspect crashed a stolen vehicle and fled the scene.
Authorities reportedly found a bag near the vehicle containing 177 grams of meth, 13 grams of heroin, 14 grams of pot, 130 Oxycontin pills, 60 Epilon pills, 26 Zantac pills and an opioid overdose kit.
In a search of the crashed vehicle, authorities also found two handguns, a pellet gun, five different license plates and counterfeit money.
Deputies have continued to follow up on leads this week and have arrested three more suspects on felony warrants, according to the Sheriff's Department.