Deputies recover stolen patrol SUV, arrest suspect following lengthy manhunt
NORTH BEND, Wash. — King Co. Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man who allegedly stole one of their vehicles during an arrest Saturday morning.
Deputies were first called to SE 79th St. & SE Reinig Rd. in Snoqualmie around 8:30 a.m., after neighbors reported a suspicious person in the area.
When investigators arrived, they found a man with several warrants out for his arrest.
KCSO has now identified that man as 26-year-old Snoqualmie resident Teddy Bell.
After he was detained, deputies said Bell was somehow able to get into the driver’s seat of a patrol SUV–and drive it away–while handcuffed.
The stolen SUV was recovered just after 10 a.m. near Rattlesnake Lake, but deputies, K9s, and a helicopter were unable to locate Bell until just after 2 p.m.
His previous warrants include charges of vandalism, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of stolen property.
He also has a previous felony probation violation out of Florida.