• Sequim gun store burglarized, rammed with forklift; suspect in custody

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    Investigators said they have arrested a 38-year-old man in connection with a burglary of a Sequim gun store last month.

    Investigators said Joey A. Maillet allegedly drove a stolen forklift through the front wall and door of the business on April 13. 

    The Clallam County Sheriff's Office said that a DNA profile obtained from blood collected at the scene matched that of Maillet.

    Investigators said Maillet was in custody at the Whatcom County Jail on charges for theft and possession of controlled substances.

    Finger prints collected from a gun display at the store positively matched prints take from Maillet when he was booked into the Whatcom County Jail. 

    He was arrested and booked into the Clallam County Jail. 

    Our coverage from April 14, 2019:

    Police investigating after Fred's Guns 2.0 in Sequim was burglarized and crashed into with a forklift Saturday night, according to the Clallam County Sheriff's Department. The store is located at 261340 Highway 101.

    At about 11:30 p.m., a suspect or suspects drove a forklift into the front security gate, destroying the door and wall in the process. The suspect or suspects then stole an undetermined number of guns and ammunition. 

    Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the Clallam County Sheriff's Department. 

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