CAPTURED: Suspect accused of trying to kidnap woman arrested in Grays Harbor County

MONTESANO– Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 41-year-old Isaac Gusman just after 8 this morning. Gusman was located ten miles off the Kelly Road in the Canyon River area, which is several miles north of the town of Brady.  He was located in a camp he had been living in for the past several weeks on US Forest Service land on the Grays Harbor and Mason County line.

Gusman has been booked into the Grays Harbor County Jail for Attempted Kidnapping 2nd Degree and Assault 2nd Degree. The blue Avalanche he has been driving was located at the campsite and was impounded. Detectives are currently working on a search warrant to process the vehicle for evidence..

Officers from Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol, Montesano Police Department, Grays Harbor Drug Task Force, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Green Diamond Security and Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office have been working together for the past three days on this investigation.

MONTESANO, Wash. — Police released the name and photo of a suspect Monday in an attempted kidnapping of a woman last week.

Police said in a news release they have developed probable cause to arrest Isaac J. Gusman, 41, for attempted kidnapping and assault. They said he was driving a blue Chevrolet Avalanche with Washington license plate C54219D and that the vehicle has tinted rear windows and chrome/aluminum wheels.


The driver of the vehicle on May 18 pulled over and approached a 20-year-old woman walking near Church Street and McBryde Avenue. He told her he had a flat tire, then stuck a gun in her midsection and told her to get in the vehicle. However, they both fell to the ground and the victim began screaming, prompting the gunman to jump back into the vehicle and drive away. The victim ran a short distance and called 911.

Gusman is described as white, 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen at about 7:45 a.m. Monday in Mason County on the Matlock-Brady Road driving the Avalanche.

“Suspect should be considered armed and dangerous,” the police said in a news release. “Gusman may be living in the woods near the Mason County and Grays Harbor County line.”

If seen, you are urged to call the Montesano Police Department at (360) 249-1031 or Grays Harbor Dispatch at (360) 533-8765.