Breaking news: Shelton homicide suspect arrested

Friday, June 1, 2012 at 6:44 am

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

The suspected shooter in a Shelton double homicide was taken into custody last night after the vehicle being sought was pulled over in Centralia.

Charles S. Longshore, 22, was not in the black Hyundai Santa Fe but law enforcement developed information that led them to stop a Mitsubishi near Shelton where they found him, according to the Shelton Police Department.

Longshore was taken into custody without incident about 1:45 a.m., according to Shelton Police Lt. Les Watson. The female driver was detained for questioning, according to Watson.

Police earlier this week looked for Longshore in Toledo.

He was wanted in connection with an early Monday morning reports in Shelton of gunshots, that led to the discovery of a 19-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman found dead in a home there, according to the Shelton Police Department.

The U.S. Marshals Office had asked Centralia police to be on the lookout for a black Hyundai Santa Fe and a Centralia officer pulled it over on the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue just before midnight, according to Centralia police.

Sarah D. Mihaila, 21, of Shelton, was questioned and then booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of methamphetamine, according to Sgt. Brian Warren. A male passenger along for the ride was let go, he said.

Warren said he did not believe the wanted man had been hiding out in Centralia, but was in Portland and the 21-year-old had been running back and forth between Portland and Shelton assisting him.

The information U.S. marshals got led to the stop about 1:45 a.m. of a Mitsubishi northbound on Highway 101 where Longshore was arrested, according to Lt. Watson.

The 31-year-old Mason County woman who was driving was detained or questioning, he said.


For more, see: “Police capture suspect in Shelton double murder” from Friday June 1, 2012 at 5:56 a.m., here

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One Response to “Breaking news: Shelton homicide suspect arrested”

  1. Lisarae says:

    Nice job Centralia PD!

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