On February 25, 2014 at approximately 1:15pm Mount Vernon Police pursued a suspect wanted for assault and custodial interference into Burlington. The pursuit ended in the 200 Block of Regent Street without injury to anyone.
The investigation began February 24, 2014, at approximately 7:00pm when a 20-year-old Burlington man went to a residence where his girlfriend was staying with their two-month-old baby. The residence was located in the in the 2800 Block of Briarwood in Mount Vernon. While there, the suspect assaulted the mother and took her vehicle.
Police learned the suspect had warrants for Robbery 1st Degree from a case Sedro Woolley Police Department was investigating and for an offense in Texas that the U.S. Marshall’s Office held.
Today at approximately 1:15pm, the suspect returned to the residence on Briarwood Street, entered the home, and took the two month old baby against the mother’s will. As the suspect was leaving with the baby, he made threats to kill the woman and her friend and indicated he had a gun.
Officers spotted the stolen van he was driving on Hoag Road near Continental Place. When Officers turned on their emergency lights and equipment, the suspect held his hand out the window as if he was signaling to pull over but continued to drive. The driver maintained the speed limit continuing north on Burlington Blvd. Officers used their portable address system to try and communicate with the driver but he continued driving periodically putting his arm out the window.
Officers from Burlington Police Department assisted as the suspect turned from Avon Street onto Regent and pulled into a home in the 200 Block. For a brief time, the suspect was uncooperative but eventually gave up and police took him into custody.
The two month old child was unharmed and reunited with her mother. The suspect vehicle was taken to Mount Vernon Police Department for processing after officers discovered a gun inside. The suspect will be booked into Skagit County Jail on multiple charges including Assault, Eluding Police, Felon In Possession of a Firearm and Custodial Interference.
Lieutenant Chris Cammock