Two arrested after car jack and pursuit in near Mae Valley
𝗠𝗮𝗻 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗷𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝘁 𝗴𝘂𝗻𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁, 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝘂𝗿𝘀𝘂𝗶𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗠𝗮𝗲 𝗩𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝘆 𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗮, 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘂𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗠𝗼𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗟𝗮𝗸𝗲
- Moses Lake, WA
Two men were jailed October 28 after a robbery which led to a pursuit west of Moses Lake.
The victim called 9-1-1 around 7:20 a.m. and notified deputies of the carjacking at gunpoint at the 12000 block of Road 6-Northwest. The victim said he was approached by two men in a red Dodge Charger-type vehicle. The victim said the driver pointed a gun at him, and the Charger's passenger then drove away in his car, a black 2002 Honda. Scores of law enforcement officers searched the area for the stolen sedan driven by one of the suspects, 35-year-old Martin Juarez.
The Honda was soon spotted on the North Frontage Road near Road E-Northeast. Deputies, Moses Lake police and Washington state troopers pursued the Honda for several miles. During the pursuit, Juarez forced several citizens’ vehicles off of the road.
The pursuit ended when the Honda collided with a sheriff’s SUV near Roads 3 and E-Northeast in Mae Valley and Juarez was taken into custody. He was checked for injuries by AMR paramedics before being lodged in the Grant County Jail on suspicion of first degree robbery, attempting to elude police, resisting arrest, obstructing a law enforcement officer, and an outstanding felony warrant. No deputies were hurt.
Moses Lake police soon found a Dodge Charger answering the description given by the victim partially hidden at a home on Dusty Street in Moses Lake. Arrested at that home was 41-year-old Elizar Ramos, who is believed to be the driver of the Dodge Charger during the robbery. Ramos was arrested for first-degree robbery.
Around 30 sheriff’s deputies, Moses Lake police officers and Washington state troopers were involved in the pursuit. MACC dispatchers coordinated the three agencies involved in the incident.
Because Grant County Sheriff’s Office vehicles were involved in a collision with the Honda, the Washington State Patrol is investigating that collision, which is standard procedure for such an incident according to the Sherif’s Office.
The release of this information was delayed while detectives conducted their investigation.