A naked man fled law enforcement Monday morning and prompted a brief lockdown at Yelm High School.
Thurston County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call at 8:21 a.m. Monday in the 9600 block El Camino Lane Southeast in Yelm. The caller reported that her 22-year-old son was at the house and was in violation of a no-contact order.
The suspect had just gotten out of the shower when deputies arrived, and he assaulted a deputy before running into the woods naked, said Lt. Cliff Ziesemer of the sheriff’s office.
A K-9 unit tracked the suspect back to the same house, and the suspect was arrested. He faces charges of third-degree assault and violation of a protection order, Ziesemer said. The suspect was booked into Thurston County Jail and is expected to appear in court Tuesday. The deputy who was assaulted was not injured, Ziesemer said.
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Yelm High School, located about 1.4 miles from El Camino Lane, was placed on temporary lockdown while K-9 units searched for the suspect.
The modified lockdown lasted about 35 minutes and was taken as a precautionary measure, said Chrissy DeHan, community relations assistant coordinator. The school’s doors were locked, and students stayed put in their current class until the lockdown was lifted, DeHan said.