ALLYN, Wash. — Mason County authorities have arrested a man they sought after a sheriff’s deputy was shot and wounded near Allyn.
KIRO-TV reports a police dog tracked the man to a creek in a nearby wooded area. He reportedly was bitten several times.
Chief Deputy Dean Byrd says the deputy was shot today on Highway 3.
The shooting happened after a pursuit that began when a Mason County sheriff’s deputy tried to pull over a car, but the driver wouldn’t stop.
Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury says the deputy was shot in the shin, probably from a ricochet from a shot fired by one of the deputies who fired at a driver who refused to stop and was driving toward officers.
The deputy does not have life-threatening injuries and was transported to Mason General Hospital.
The North Mason School District put schools and other buildings under lockdown during the manhunt.