Double homicide suspect arrested in Shelton
Authorities have confirmed that Charles Sydney Longshore was arrested overnight in Shelton. Shelton Police Lieutenant Les Watson tells KXRO that the man suspected of killing 19 year old Tyler Drake and 37 year old Anitrea Taber was taken into custody around 1:45 Friday morning. He is currently at the Shelton Police Department and will soon be transferred to the Mason County Jail.
The black Hyundai Santa Fe police were searching for Thursday night was located in Centralia and stopped by Officers from the Centralia Police Department and Lewis County Sheriff’s Deputies. Although Longshore had been in the Hyundai for much of the past two days, he was not in it at the time that vehicle was located in Centralia. Information led Officers to believe that Longshore may have changed vehicles to a black Mitsubishi. That Mitsubishi was spotted traveling N/B on Hwy 101 just south of Shelton by a Mason County Deputy. Deputies, along with Troopers from the Washington State Patrol, affected a traffic stop on the Mitsubishi and took Longshore into custody without incident.
The female driver of the Mitsubushi is being detained for questioning. Lieutenant Watson says the successful apprehension of Longshore was accomplished with assistance and interaction by a number of agencies to include the US Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force, Department of Corrections Community Response Unit, Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Shelton Police Department, Washington State Patrol, Skamania County Sheriff’s Office, Portland Police Bureau, Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, Centralia Police Department, Squaxin Island Police Department, McCleary Police Department, WESTNET and the Skokomish Department of Public Safety.