Sheriff Mike Morrison reports on 11/4/23, at approximately 4pm, a Chelan County Sheriff’s patrol Sergeant attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic infraction in the 5000 block of Sunset Hwy in Cashmere, WA. The vehicle fled in a reckless manner and did not attempt to stop. The Sergeant did not pursue as it did not meet the state requirements for a pursuit.
Conducting an investigation, the Sergeant was able to identify the suspect as Joshua D. Ray a 39 year old male who lives in the 4900 block of Yaksum Canyon in Cashmere. The suspect vehicle was located at Ray’s residence and Ray was taken into custody and his vehicle seized for a search warrant.
Ray was charged with Eluding, Driving While License Suspended 3rd, Resisting Arrest and Violation of a Trip Permit.
Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputies are committed to their duties of public safety, even when state laws are prohibitive and will continue to use means at their disposal to hold those who would break the law accountable.