The suspect in last Thursday’s high speed pursuit and shooting is now in custody. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office reports Joshua Wethman Baker has been apprehended. Details about his arrest have not yet been released.
The Sheriff’s Office says Baker was driving a car in the Agate area at 40 MPH above the posted speed limit. When a deputy attempted to stop the car, Baker displayed a firearm and fired. A chase then ensued ending on John’s Prairie where Baker and a female in the car fled on foot.