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December 13, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Helicopter, infrared scope help King County sheriff’s deputies nab suspect

A man who led police on a high-speed chase was arrested in heavy woods near Tiger Mountain after being spotted by the King County Sheriff’s Office Guardian 1 helicopter.

A sheriff’s deputy on patrol in a residential neighborhood Thursday spotted a suspect who appeared to be attempting to burglarize a house in the 19500 block of Maxwell Road. The man jumped into his car and tried to run over the deputy as he sped away said Sgt. Cindi West, spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office.

The deputy pursued the suspect on Highway 19 toward Interstate 90. Near mile post 27 the suspect fled into the woods on foot. Guardian 1 searched from the air. A pilot, using an infrared scope, spotted a ‘hot spot’ that wasn’t visible to the naked eye. The pilot directed deputies on the ground to the location where they found the suspect hiding in heavy brush.

The 27-year-old Issaquah man was arrested and booked into the King County Jail.

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