Community Tips Lead to Arrest of Chehalis Shooting Suspect  

Chehalis Man Accused of Shooting At Someone During Dispute 


The Chehalis Police Department has arrested a suspect in a drive-by shooting that occurred in the 1100 block of South Market Boulevard at approximately 1 a.m. on Thursday

Based on tips from the community received after the Chehalis Police Department released a description and photos of the suspect on Friday, investigators identified the suspect as Jonathon Von Teitloff, 63, of Chehalis, and arrested him without incident on June 12. He was scheduled to appear in Lewis County Superior Court for a preliminary hearing on first-degree assault and drive-by shooting charges Monday afternoon. 

“The Chehalis Police Department would like to thank everyone for their help,” said the department in a news release Monday morning. 

Von Teitloff is accused of “fir(ing) a firearm in the direction of the victim” as he was leaving the area following a dispute, according to the Chehalis Police Department. 

Investigators do not believe the incident was related to a shooting that took place in Centralia earlier that night, according to a news release from the Chehalis Police Department. 

Law enforcement officers are continuing to investigate that incident, in which the suspect fired at least three shots in the 200 block of North Washington Avenue shortly before midnight Wednesday.

No injuries were reported, though one bullet did hit the porch window of a residence in the 100 block of North Washington Avenue. The suspect in that case had not been located as of Monday morning.