Police: Pregnant armed robber arrested after being shot, surviving weeks on the run
LAKEWOOD — A pregnant woman suspected of robbing a gas station and running over a police officer during her escape last month was arrested Friday in Lakewood, police said.
According to police, Yolana Lund was arrested in Lakewood and transferred to the custody of Fife police. She was being transferred to a hospital to treat a gunshot wound to her chest stemming from the Aug. 11 incident, and to ensure the safety of her unborn baby, police said.
Lund is accused of robbing a Love’s Truck Stop in the 1500 block of 33rd Avenue East. According to police, when cops were called to a report of an armed robbery, she and her alleged male accomplice — Phillip Gleason — jumped into a car and tried to take off. Police ran to the car, a struggle ensued, and an officer was dragged a short distance before dropping from the car, documents show.
The officer was taken to the hospital with minor scrapes and injuries immediately following the incident.
Police later spotted the vehicle unoccupied in a Spanaway. The vehicle was hit by gunfire from the police, and appeared the people may have sustained injuries. It was later discovered Lund had been shot in the chest and shoulder area.
Lund is believed to be six months pregnant when she was found by police Friday. She is expected to face multiple criminal charges once released from the hospital.
Gleason was arrested earlier this month in Idaho, police said. He is also expected to face charges stemming from the incident.