Motel SWAT standoff leads to arrest of accused gun felon named ‘Bugs’

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bugsFUGITIVE CAPTURED September 21, 2013 —
Deputies arrested Mallory “Bugs” Gholson at the Shoreline Motel following a 45 minute standoff with King County Sheriff’s Swat Team.  King County Detective Cary Coblantz was searching for a felony DV suspect Saturday when he spotted a black Cadillac Gholson was associated with in the parking lot of the motel on Aurora Ave N.  No weapons were found in his room but detectives say they suspect he refused to come to the door because he was flushing baggies down the toilet. He was arrested on his US Marshal warrant for possession of a weapon.

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This fugitive’s street name is “Bugs”, and he goes by “Deandre Wilson” — but his real name is Mallory Gholson.

“Bugs” is wanted by the U.S. Marshals and Seattle police for being a felon with a gun.

The above photo is what he looks like now, snapped earlier this month.

You can see the stars he has tattooed on his shoulder in both photos.

“When we re-possessed a car one time, we found that he had firearms found.  No big thing to him. Big thing to us,” says Ret. Det. Myrle Carner with Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound. “Here’s a guy now who’s wanted for possession of a weapon under a federal warrant. He’s also got a conviction record. Assault, burglary, drugs. It just goes on and on and on.

Detectives say bugs was last seen in Edmonds but he frequents the Aurora motel corridor from Seattle to Everett.

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