A Shelton man is in custody after a high-speed chase that ended in Central Park November 4. Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate with the Grays Harbor County
Sheriff's Office tells us that around 1:40 Wednesday morning a Mason County Deputy chased a white 1991 Honda Accord, reported stolen from Tumwater, into Grays Harbor on the Cloquallum Road.
Deputy Justin Rivas with the Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office joined the pursuit as the Elma Police Department attempted to set up spike strips near their city limits. Shumate said the vehicle avoided the spike strips, and as continued into Elma, where the Washington State Patrol became involved in the pursuit. Shumate said Grays Harbor deputies discontinued pursuing however other deputies were attempting to set up spike strips at different locations.
The chase continued onto the Monte Elma Road and into Montesano where an officer was able to successfully deploy spike strips just east of the city limits. The stolen car continued through Montesano and onto U.S. Route 12 toward Central Park. The vehicle's tires continued to deflate and eventually the vehicle lost a tire near Hirshbeck Heights (Central Park) where the driver finally stopped.
The driver of the stolen car, a 31 year old man from Shelton, was arrested without incident and booked into the Grays Harbor County Jail for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Attempting to Elude a Police Vehicle. The suspect also had warrants for those same charges, in addition to Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act.
Shumate said there was a 33 year old female passenger from Elma who was in the vehicle during the pursuit. She was questioned but later released.