A man jumped from the 3rd story of the Guest House Suites after Aberdeen Police were called for the theft of a gun and a case of beer.
When officers arrived at the business they found three men and two women standing in the hallway. When they confronted the group and ordered them to show their hands they heard a loud “thump”. The noise turned out to be one of the subjects in the hall dropping a handgun to the floor. Another handgun was found on another suspect while officers investigated.
It was reported that the three men from Thurston County were in a room at the hotel. They said that they accidentally let the manual door lock get in between the door and door jamb which prevented the door from shutting and locking properly. The three reported they went to sleep and the next thing they saw was a subject leaving their room. They said that they believed the person was from housekeeping until they noticed items missing.
The victims were heard speaking about the theft in the third floor hallway by a 23 year old woman from Tacoma. She asked the victims if they were missing anything and said that she had found some items in her room.
The Tacoma woman told officers that a 22 year old Tacoma man was sharing a room with her and might be involved. When she tried to open her door it was locked from the inside. Hotel staff was able to open the door and the man was not in the room, but the window was open.
The suspect was located nearby and taken into custody. The man complained about back pain and said he had jumped from the third floor of the hotel. The suspect was taken to Grays Harbor Community Hospital where he was treated and released. He is currently in custody at the City of Aberdeen jail for unlawful possession of a firearm and burglary.
The investigation is continuing.