Felon leads Moses Lake officers on pursuit, crashes into fence

MOSES LAKE, Wash. – A 38-year-old felon was arrested Tuesday after he lead officers on a high speed chase during rush hour in Moses Lake.

Around 5:40 p.m., Paul Gorden, a suspect being sought on felony and misdemeanor Department of Correction warrants, was tracked by detectives to a home in the Larson Housing Area.

Gorden fled in a full size SUV with a detective in pursuit. He led officers from the Larson area, down Highway 17 to Grape Drive, through the Home Depot parking lot and an adjacent field, down Central Drive to Valley Road, then across Stratford Road, behind Big 5 Sporting Goods, then north on Stratford Road.

Officers stopped chasing the vehicle because Gorden was driving so recklessly.

After officers called off the pursuit, Gorden’s vehicle ran into a fence and Gorden fled on foot. He was caught a short time later by a Moses Lake Police Officer.

During the pursuit, Gordon drove at high speeds in the opposite lanes of several of the roads and with his headlights off. His vehicle struck at least two others and caused other property damage. No one was seriously injured.

Gordon was taken to the Grant County Jail for the outstanding warrants. Additional charges are pending. 

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