Police arrested a 27-year-old Renton man following a high speed pursuit near Maple Valley early Sunday morning that began after a report of a break-in.
The King County Sheriff's Office credits teamwork between the Guardian One helicopter, patrol deputies and a K-9 unit for the arrest of the wanted felon, according to a press release.
The incident start just before 1 a.m. when a woman called 911 to report that someone was breaking into her home in the 19200 block of Maxwell Rd SE. The King County Sheriff’s Office Guardian One helicopter was the first to arrive on the scene and saw the suspects exit the house and flee in a black Lexus, driving through the front yard.
Guardian One pilots directed patrol deputies to the vehicle as it fled. Deputies spotted the vehicle driving on Lake Francis Rd. The driver pulled over momentarily before speeding away.
Deputies pursued the vehicle southbound on Maple Valley Hwy and spike strips were deployed on State Route 169 at SE 216th Street and again at SE 231 Street. The suspect vehicle became disabled as a result of the spike strips and stopped near SE 244 Street. and SR 169.
As the vehicle came to a stop, three occupants exited the vehicle. One of the occupants, a 37 year old Everett man, gave up and the other two fled on foot. Deputies chased the suspects into a wooded area. The driver, a 27 year old man from Renton, gave up in front of a house after falling down and being boxed in by a patrol car.
The third occupant, a 21 year old woman from Renton, was apprehended by a patrol deputy and K-9 Unit as she hid in the woods.
Deputies said the 27 year old driver was arrested for a felony escape warrant and the other two were released when the home owner declined to press charges.
Deputies said there appeared to be some type of relationship between the suspects and the victim of burglary which led to her declining to file a report for the burglary.
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