Aberdeen man arrested for murder after being found covered in bear spray

-Originally posted on June 17, 2019-

*UPDATE* Grays Harbor County Coroner Robert Kegel has announced that 33-year-old David Alan Rhodes was found dead in a warehouse in Junction City . An autopsy to determine cause and manner of death is scheduled for Thursday, June 20.


An Aberdeen man is in jail after a shooting death at his home.

The Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a 33-year-old Aberdeen man was found dead inside a home in Junction City.  

According to their report, on Sunday morning just before 4am, deputies were sent to a home in the 300 block of Hagara Street after security guards at Sierra Pacific Industries called 911 and saif a man was running in the road saying that he had been assaulted and sprayed with bear spray.  

When deputies responded, they found the 25-year-old Aberdeen man claiming he had been sprayed with bear spray by a man he didn’t know.

He was taken to the hospital and a witness in the area told the deputies that another man had been shot and killed nearby.

A search warrant was issued for the home of the 25-year-old and the man was booked into jail for Murder 2nd Degree, 2 counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, and possession of methamphetamine and heroin with intent to deliver.  

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective Sergeant Darrin Wallace at 360-249-3711.