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Southern California crime-spree suspects arrested in Seattle area

An escaped convict and his girlfriend were apprehended in the Seattle area Wednesday morning, October 10, 2012, after attempting to flee from police.
September 3, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
An escaped convict and his girlfriend were apprehended in the Seattle area Wednesday morning after attempting to flee from police.

A police officer in SeaTac, Washington, ran the license plates of blue Subaru station wagon parked on a residential street and found the vehicle was reported stolen. The Subaru fled as the officer attempted to contact the two occupants and rammed the officer's car.

A police pursuit of the Subaru ended when police boxed in the vehicle. Police said the female driver jumped in the back seat and the male got into the driver seat and unsuccessfully attempted to ram the vehicle through. Police ordered the two individuals out of the car at gunpoint.

Police discovered the male suspect escaped from San Bernardino County Jail on August 8 with the assistance of the female suspect. The male is suspected of attempted murder of a sheriff's deputy in a shootout on September 2 in South El Monte. The deputy sustained a shotgun wound.

The suspects are believed to be involved in the murder of a woman found dead on October 5 in the city of Hercules, near San Francisco. Her blue Subaru station wagon went missing after she died. The Subaru was the vehicle SeaTac police stopped Wednesday. A shotgun was found in the vehicle.

Police were investigating other crimes believed to have been committed by the pair as they moved from Southern California to Northern California and through Oregon and Washington.

The two suspects were held at King County Jail in Washington. Police did not identify the two suspect pending the results of the investigation.


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