Hoquiam Officers travel to Kelso for $500,000 warrant
A trip to Kelso by Hoquiam Detectives led to a $500,000 bail warrant arrest.
34 year old Timothy W. Stuard was wanted on a felony warrant from Grays Harbor County Superior Court with bail set at a half million dollars on a Hoquiam case from July of this year.
Stuard was identified through DNA evidence as one of two suspects who allegedly kicked-in the front door to assault a 21 year old Hoquiam woman. One suspect was reportedly armed with a pistol, the other with a baseball bat.
The suspect with the bat struck the woman several times and she sustained head lacerations. The same suspect also painted over a tattoo she had just received in memory of her fiancé who had been killed in a May 8th traffic collision in Ocean Shores.
The woman has since been charged with vehicular homicide from the collision investigation and is pending trial.
During the subsequent search warrants in July, clothing and other evidence was collected and DNA testing linked the suspect to the victim and the attack.
DNA testing typically takes several months because of state budget constraints and case backlogs.
The court issued a warrant for Stuard’s arrest on November 21.
Hoquiam detectives tracked Stuard to the home in Kelso and along with Kelso PD served the warrant.
Stuard was arrested without incident and booked into Grays Harbor County Jail.