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.
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.