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John Urquhart


Suspect on crime spree arrested

Summary

(Covington) A 28 year old man who had been on a crime spree in King County was arrested Monday after Covington Police and King County Sheriff’s deputies received a tip that he was at a house in Covington. Shaun Tubbs had 9 Felony warrants for a string of crimes including; unlawful possession of a firearm vehicle theft, and eluding police. (Case#C16032526)

Story

A man police said had been on a crime spree was arrested yesterday morning after police received a tip he had ridden a stolen motorcycle to a house in Covington.   Detectives had been searching for 28 year old Shaun Tubbs for over two months for a string of felony crimes that included numerous vehicle thefts, unlawful possession of a firearm and eluding police.

Covington Police and King County Sheriff deputies surrounded the house in the 27700 block of 168 Ave SE around 8:30 Monday morning.  Police had been told that Tubbs said he wouldn’t be taken alive.   Tubbs was found hiding in the garage and when order to come out with his hands up he refused.   Tubbs kept his hands in his jacket pockets and told deputies “you’re going to have to kill me.”

When Tubbs would not comply deputies tried to taze him twice, but his thick jacket prevented the probes from good contact. The third attempt was successful and as Tubbs pulled his right hand out of his jacket pocket deputies saw he was holding a handgun.   Tubbs threw the gun on the ground and was taken into custody.

Tubbs was later booked into the King County Jail for his outstanding warrants and Investigation of possession of the stolen motorcycle and unlawful possession of a firearm.