Lake Stevens man arrested after shooting at deputies, police say

MILL CREEK, Wash. — A Lake Stevens man was arrested Saturday night after shooting at Snohomish County deputies during a chase, officials said.

The sheriff’s office said a deputy tried to pull over a driver at 8:30 p.m. for possible DUI near the 300 block of 128th Street SW. Instead of stopping, the driver sped away and the deputy chased the car heading east on 132nd Street SE.

Deputies said the fleeing driver accelerated from 50 mph to over 90 mph, drove through multiple red lights and then headed south on 35th Avenue SE toward Mill Creek. The driver then turned west on Seattle Hill Rd, and when he reached the 2900 block, he fired five to six gunshots toward the deputy who was pursuing him, according to investigators.

The driver then turned into a residential neighborhood and crashed into some bushes near the 1800 block of Mill Pointe Drive SE. He then got out and ran.

Deputies, police officers from surrounding areas and K-9 units searched for the man. About an hour later, a nearby resident called 911 to say a man broke into her garage and was rummaging through her car in the 1800 block of Mill Creek Rd.

Deputies surrounded the home and the man was arrested.

He was taken to the Snohomish County Jail and booked for investigation of eluding, first-degree assault, drive-by shooting, residential burglary, obstructing and vehicle prowl.