Charges pending after investigation yields illegal machine gun

Redmond Police Blotter

Redmond police discover illegal machine gun after search of arrested fugitive’s car

The arrest of an eluding driver on Feb. 5 led to the discovery of an illegal machine gun and probable cause for numerous other criminal charges.

The 22-year-old suspect fled from an officer during a traffic stop, drove erratically around the Redmond Transit Center, narrowly missed hitting bystanders, ran a red light on 161st Ave NE and NE 83rd St. and then collided with two other vehicles.

The officers responding estimated the suspect was going about 70 mph in a 30 mph zone. Upon contact, police also suspected the driver was under the influence, and he was arrested and transported to the King County Jail on multiple charges.

Police obtained a search warrant for the vehicle and discovered a handgun under the driver's seat that had been illegally modified making it fully automatic.

After further investigation, police developed probable cause that the suspect had committed the following crimes: illegal possession of a machine gun, attempting to elude a police vehicle, DUI, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, possession of drugs with the intent to distribute and obstructing a law enforcement officer. He also had a current warrant for his arrest.

The King County Prosecutor’s Office is currently reviewing charges.

Redmond Police Case #21-002249

illegally modified machine gun