‘Possibly armed and dangerous’ subject arrested in Napavine on Monday afternoon


The “possibly armed and dangerous” male subject local law enforcement searched for in Napavine on Monday was arrested at about 3 p.m. in the 500 block of Second Street Northwest, according to the Napavine Police Department. 

The subject, described as “a Black male, younger, skinny build, last seen wearing light blue sweatshirt and light gray pants,” is associated with an armed robbery reported out of Seattle. 

His name had not been released by law enforcement as of Monday evening. He will be booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, possession of a stolen vehicle and attempt to elude charges, according to the Napavine Police Department. He will also be booked on charges for the Seattle robbery.

The subject was first seen in the Napavine area at approximately 11 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, in a stolen vehicle in the 1200 block of Rush Road, according to the Napavine Police Department. Officers pursued the stolen vehicle at the time but were unable to locate the subject. 

Deputies with the Lewis and Cowlitz county sheriff’s offices and officers with the Centralia, Chehalis and Winlock police departments aided Napvine officers with the search for the subject Sunday night. 

The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and the Centralia Police Department aided in the continued search on Monday. 

The Napavine School District went into lockdown on Monday while the search for the subject continued. 

The lockdown was a “precautionary action” due to reports that the subject was possibly armed, according to a Napavine School District staff member. No threats have been made against the schools and no incidents inside the school buildings were reported.