Yelm police assisted Thurston County Sheriff’s Office personnel in a high-speed pursuit of a stolen vehicle that began in the Nisqually Pines community and ended in Roy late Sunday, Sept. 1.
Darrin Donovan Mounts, 53, was arrested and faces charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, eluding law enforcement and driving with a suspended license.
A deputy had located a stolen vehicle on Boxwood Court when the chase began at about 8 p.m.. A Yelm officer joined in at the area of 92nd and Wilkensen Road Southeast, where he saw a red vehicle speed past with the deputy in pursuit.
The vehicle reached 80 miles per hour on Canal Road Southeast and only accelerated from there, according to police reports. Mounts continued onto Old McKenna Road Southeast before getting on State Route 507 heading east.
After several attempts to evade officers by turning on and off different roads, the vehicle eventually got on State Route 702 before turning off and hitting a dead end on 346th Street South.
Mounts feld on foot at that point.
A Thurston County K9 was dispatched, and Mounts was found and arrested while attempting to hide. He continued to resist arrest after being placed into custody, according to police.
The Olympian reported his vehicle reached 120 miles per hour during the chase.