After two month Search, Police arrest North Bend man Wanted for string of felonies

The King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) said a North Bend man who had been on a crime spree was arrested Monday morning, June 27th, after police received a tip he had ridden a stolen motorcycle to a house in Covington.

Detectives had been searching for 28-year old Shaun Tubbs for over two months for a string of felony crimes that included Tubbsnumerous vehicle thefts, unlawful possession of a firearm and eluding police. Police had considered him ‘armed and dangerous.’

Most recently Tubbs ran from police after they attempted to pull him over on I-90 near North Bend on June 4th.  Since then, police believed friends had been hiding him in the North Bend, Snoqualmie area.

On Monday morning, Covington Police and KCSO deputies surrounded a home on 168th Ave SE around 8:30AM, having been told that Tubbs stated he wouldn’t be taken alive. Tubbs was found hiding in the garage and when ordered to come out with his hands up, he refused, keeping his hands in his jacket pockets and telling deputies “you’re going to have to kill me.”

KCSO stated when Tubbs would not comply, deputies attempted to taze him twice, but “his thick jacket prevented the probes from making good contact.” The third attempt was successful and when deputies discovered Tubbs did have a handgun in his pocket, which he threw to the ground. Deputies then took him into custody.

Tubbs was later booked into the King County Jail for his outstanding warrants and investigation of possession of the stolen motorcycle and unlawful possession of a firearm. Washington’s Most Wanted said he is being held on $200,000 bail.


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  • I’m very glad the police handled that so well, was fearful he would have been shot and killed, he’s not a bad guy, making bad choices. Great job!

  • He’s in and out of jail enough with a long string of consistently bad choices, he’s a bad guy. I just hate that we have to pay his way with nothing of value in return.

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