Officer Released From Hospital After High-Speed Chase Ends in Yelm

JoeRiveraPlease join us in thanking the City of Yelm Police Department, Thurston County-Sheriff, and the Pierce County Sheriff's Department for their quick response on Sunday afternoon.

A 38-year-old man from Snohomish County was arrested and booked on multiple felony charges after a high-speed pursuit ended in Yelm.

The suspect attempted to elude police by ramming two Pierce County deputies before fleeing to Yelm and colliding head-on with Yelm Officer Joe Rivera near Canal Road and Wilkinson. The suspect ditched the truck and continued his attempt to elude the police on foot before being blocked-in by a fence and detained. He was arrested and booked into the Thurston County jail for multiple felony charges.

Officer Rivera spent the night in a local hospital for evaluation and was released the following day. He is a bit sore from the collision but we are happy to report Rivera did not sustain any serious injuries.