High speed chase in Mason Co. leads to 2 arrests

High speed chase in Mason Co. leads to 2 arrests

Credit: KING

Police in Shelton, Wash. investigate a Ford Taurus following a high-speed chase through Mason, County on Monday, June 21, 2010.

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by KING5.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on June 21, 2010 at 8:52 PM

SHELTON, Wash. – Two people were arrested Monday night after a high-speed chase in Mason County that started with deputies jumping out of the way of the speeding car.

The Mason County Sheriff's Office says a SWAT team and Dept. of Corrections personnel went to an address on East Lavender Lane to arrest Jeromy J. Munoz, 25, on several warrants. Deputies say they had information that Munoz was recently seen with a handgun and had made statements indicating he would do whatever it took to avoid going to jail.

When deputies approached the address, they say a Ford Taurus started up and then backed toward them at high speed. The deputies jumped out of the way and were not hurt.

Deputies say Munoz and a 23-year-old Kingston, Wash. woman took off southbound on State Route 3 at speeds of over 70 mph. They also say one tire had come off the car, causing sparks to come off the brake drum as it traveled down the highway.

Deputies say that during the chase, Munoz blew through a four way intersection without stopping, narrowly missed a bus and straddled the centerline of the highway, forcing other drivers to get off the road to avoid a crash.

Munoz allegedly stopped at the intersection of Highway 101 and State Route 3, where both he and the woman were arrested.

Both suspects are expected in court Tuesday.

Nobody was hurt in the chase.

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