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K-9 assists in warrant arrest

The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit was called in to help successfully arrest a 24-year-old Oakville man on outstanding warrants on April 8. The man sustained minor injuries as he resisted arrest.

Justin Allen MacMillan was still listed in Grays Harbor County Jail on Tuesday, facing charges of malicious mischief, burglary and a probation violation.

“Deputies have been trying to arrest this subject for the last few days and unsuccessfully attempted the day before on Moore Road near Satsop,” Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate wrote last week “This subject is a known runner and K-9 had been called in to assist with that attempt with negative results.”

On April 8 at about 7:30 p.m., deputies and officers from the Elma and McCleary police departments made contact with the man at a home on West Anderson Street in Elma. The man tried to flee and jumped a fence, evading the deputy who initially contacted him. Deputy Tracy Gay and K-9 Max also made contact, and he was again able to free himself and ran toward a vacant home.

The man ran into the home and up into the attic area. After several requests to surrender, Gay sent Max into the attic. He soon surrendered.

The man was taken to Summit Pacific Medical Center in Elma with minor injuries from his scuffle with deputies and the K-9, then transported to the Grays Harbor County Jail.

He was booked on his warrants and for resisting arrests. The Elma Police Department is considering adding a burglary charge for entering the vacant home.