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John Urquhart

Suspected child molester fails to appear in court


The Sheriff's Office is looking for help in locating a suspected sex offender who failed to appear in court last Friday. His name is Mark Dale Shewmaker and he is 55 y/o, 6'1" tall, weighs 220 lbs, brown eyes, brown, gray hair. He has ties to the South King County and Yakima areas. Anyone with information about Shewmaker's location is asked to call 911 or the Sheriff's Office.


The King County Sheriff’s Office is looking for your help in locating Mark Dale Shewmaker who failed to appear in court Friday May 8 while waiting for the verdict on three counts of child molestation first degree charges. The crimes occurred from 2008-2011 and were reported in 2011. 


Shewmaker is a 56 year old white male. He is 6’1” approximately 220 pounds with brown and gray hair and brown eyes. He lives in the Yakima area, his current location is unknown, and he has ties to Southeast King County.


Shewmaker was last reported to be in the Chinook pass area riding a black Suzuki motorcycle with a Washington plate of 9B1265 but has access to other vehicles.


He currently has a $500,000 warrant out for his arrest. Anyone with information on Shewmaker’s whereabouts is urged to call the King County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center at (206) 296-3311. If anyone sees Shewmaker they are asked to call 9-1-1.