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A Warden man is in custody and facing several major charges after Grant County Sheriff’s deputies say he led them on a high speed chase in a stolen vehicle early Tuesday morning.

Deputies say they spotted 25-year-old Armando Gonzales Perez in a stolen vehicle near Soap Lake around 2 a.m. Tuesday. Officers from the Soap Lake Police Department and the Ephrata Police Department tried to pull him over, but he sped off instead.

Deputies say he was 95-105 miles per hour down Road 20 NE into Moses Lake. The sheriff's office says it took two attempts with spike strips to stop Gonzales Perez, but he was then arrested peacefully.

Fortunately nobody was hurt in the chase. Gonzales Perez is facing charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, felony eluding, possession of methamphetamine, as well as ten outstanding warrants. 

It took help from officers with Moses Lake, Ephrata, and Soap Lake police departments, as well as both the Grant County Sheriff's Office and the Washington state patrol to make the arrest.

Sheriff Tom Jones said, “I am tremendously pleased with the teamwork between responding agencies last night. It paid off in getting a wanted felon into custody and out of our community. Job well done.” 

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