Vehicle linked to double homicide suspect found in McCleary

A vehicle linked to double homicide suspect Charles Sydney Longshore was found in McCleary. Undersheriff Rick Scott tells KXRO that multiple agencies responded to the intersection of William McCleary Rd and Mox Chehalis Rd in McCleary just after 5pm on Monday after the vehicle was found abandoned. Evidence was found inside that linked the vehicle to Longshore.

Authorities from Thurston County will search the vehicle for clues on the suspect’s whereabouts.

Longshore is suspected in the double homicide of 19 year old Tyler Drake and 37 year old Anitrea Taber found Monday morning just after 1am after residents reported gunshots in the area.

Officers identified the suspect in these homicides as 22 year old Charles Sydney Longshore. Longshore is described as a Native American male, 6’02”, 186lbs with reddish brown hair and hazel eyes. He has multiple tattoos including lettering on the left side of his neck.

Police questioned a man and a woman on Monday who they believe may have information about the double homicide. Lt. Les Watson with the Shelton Police Department says police served a search warrant on a nearby home Monday because of a connection between the victims and residents of that home.

A SWAT team surrounded that house and a stand-off ensued. Before police fired tear gas into the home, a woman, a teenage girl and two small kids exited the house. Police used tear gas, and detained the man and woman who eventually came out of the house.

Longshore is wanted for two counts of homicide as well as for a felony Department of Corrections warrant.

He is at large and is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is urged to call the Shelton Police Department at 360-426-4441.



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