Shelton police officers responded to a robbery call at 2:30 a.m. at the Burger King on Wallace Kneeland Boulevard, where they found a woman with several stab wounds, according to a news release.
The woman had just got off her shift, according to Shelton Police Lt. Les Watson.
The woman was taken to Mason General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, then transferred to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, where she remains in critical condition.
Police found the car and pursued it; the driver crashed into a pole in downtown Shelton. Suspect Jacob L. Curtis, 18, of Shelton, was arrested and appeared later Friday in Mason County Superior Court.
The court found probable cause to hold Curtis with bail set at $500,000. He faces charges of first-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, first-degree robbery, theft of a motor vehicle and attempting to elude a moving police vehicle, according to the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office.
Curtis is set to be arraigned July 30.
“My sense of it is that it’s random, but we have not been able to talk to the victim yet, given her condition,” Watson said. “The suspect is not talking to us and she is not capable to.”