Nourse, a spokesman for Prosecuting Attorney Mark Lindquist, said the
county was requesting the no-bail hold “while we review the case”
against the 32-year-old suspect. He is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30
Court Commissioner Meagan Foley barred the media from photographing
the suspect, conceding to arguments by his defense attorney, Mary Kay
High, that the man’s identity may be an issue in the criminal case. High
pointed to statements by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department saying
initial descriptions of the second suspect did not match her client.
Deputy Pierce County Prosecutor Gerald Ausserer told the court that
identity was no longer an issue since detectives recovered potentially
incriminating text messages between the man and his girlfriend. Those
texts messages were outlined in a document filed by prosecutors and
relied on by Foley in her decision, but not made public by the court or
The man is suspected of being involved in a
break-in at a Frederickson-area home and the subsequent chase and
shootout late Sunday night that ended in the death of Deputy Daniel
McCartney and another suspect, identified as Henry Michael Carden, 35. A
handgun was recovered from the shooting scene; detectives believe it
was used to kill McCartney.
The suspect being held in jail was
arrested Monday morning by a Washington State Patrol trooper involved in
holding a perimeter around the shooting scene. He was several blocks
away, and did not fit the initial description of the suspect. However,
the man gave the trooper a false name and was initially arrested for
obstruction, sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ed Troyer said Monday evening.
He was booked into the jail Monday morning on outstanding felony warrants out of Shelton, Troyer said.
the meantime, the county mounted a massive manhunt for the second
suspect even as investigators obtained updated information from
witnesses of a second man that matched the individual arrested by the
WSP in the morning, Troyer said. The man was not armed when he was
arrested; however, Troyer said a second weapon was found near the
McCartney, 34, of Yelm, a Navy veteran with three
young sons and just three years on the department, was shot and killed
after responding to a call about a burglary in Frederickson late Sunday
Meanwhile, The News Tribune of Tacoma reported Tuesday that
a 52-year-old woman suspected of driving the two alleged burglars to
the Frederickson-area home has been arrested. She was booked early
Tuesday into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of first-degree rendering
criminal assistance, the newspaper reported.
The woman was located late Monday and voluntarily spoke with investigators, Troyer told The News Tribune.
Tuesday, hundreds lined the route as a solemn procession accompanied
the slain officer’s body from the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s
Office in Tacoma to Mountain View Memorial in Lakewood. A memorial
service for McCartney is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 18.
to McCartney’s family can be made through tpcrimestoppers.comby using
PayPal, or visiting any TAPCO Credit Union location, the Sheriff’s