Vancouver man wanted on escape warrant arrested in Iowa

first_imgA 32-year-old Vancouver man was arrested by police in Audubon, Iowa two weeks ago on a warrant for felony escape from a Washington State Facility. The May 18 arrest of Brandon Gregory Hayes was reported in the police blotter of the Audubon County Advocate-Journal, a newspaper based in Iowa.“Hayes was taken into custody and is currently awaiting extradition back to Washington,” the newspaper reported.Washington court records show Hayes was most recently convicted in Clark County in March 2017 on a charge of possession of a stolen vehicle. He was sentenced to 16 months in prison.According to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case, Clark County deputies tried to pull over Hayes in a Toyota Tacoma with an Idaho license plate that’d been reported stolen, but he kept driving — although he apparently wasn’t speeding — until the pickup truck drove over a spike strip.Deputies had to remove Hayes from the truck “using high-risk takedown tactics,” the affidavit says.The Columbian wrote about Hayes in December 2011 when he was booked into Clark County Jail on charges of domestic violence assault and assault.last_img read more