Shooter in Shelton Double Murder in Custody

Charles Sydney Longshore -- in custody

Police have apprehended the man they believe fatally shot two people in Shelton early Monday morning. Shelton Police say 22-year-old Charles Sydney Longshore was located and arrested about 1:45 AM Friday, four days after 19-year-old Tyler Drake and 37-year-old Anitrea Taber were found shot to death in a home in the 200 block of Harvard Avenue. At last report, Longshore was at the Shelton Police Department and will be transported to Mason County Jail soon.

According to a news release, the black Hyundai Santa Fe mentioned Thursday night was located in Centralia and stopped by Centralia Police Officers and Lewis County Sheriff’s Deputies but Longshore was not in that vehicle. He apparently had spent much of the past two days in the Hyundai. However, information was developed that led Officers to believe Longshore might be in a black Mitsubishi. A Mason County Sheriff’s Deputy spotted the Mitsubishi on northbound U.S. Highway 101 just south of Shelton. Deputies, along with Troopers from the Washington State Patrol, stopped the car and took Longshore into custody without incident. The female driver of the Mitsubushi is being detained for questioning.

The successful apprehension of Longshore was accomplished with assistance and interaction by a number of agencies to include the US Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force, Department of Corrections Community Response Unit, Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Shelton Police Department, Washington State Patrol, Skamania County Sheriff’s Office, Portland Police Bureau, Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, Centralia Police Department, Squaxin Island Police Department, McCleary Police Department, WESTNET and the Skokomish Department of Public Safety.

Three other people have been arrested in connection to the double homicide:

32-year-old Robert Raphael was booked into Mason County Jail Tuesday on two counts of 1st Degree Murder and 1st Degree Rendering Criminal Assistance for playing what investigators say was “a complicit role” in the homicides. Raphael’s bail has been set at $2.5 Million.

24-year-old Kristina Selwyn was also booked into jail Tuesday on charges of Rendering Criminal Assistance 1st Degree for helping Longshore after the crimes. Selwyn’s bail was set at $500,000.

And a 17-year-old girl was booked into booked into the Mason County Juvenile Detention Facility Thursday on a charge of Rendering Criminal Assistance in the 1st Degree. Detectives believe this unidentified juvenile failed to reveal information on the whereabouts of Longshore in a timely manner that would have resulted in his arrest early in the investigation.


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One thought on “Shooter in Shelton Double Murder in Custody”

  1. Glad this rez gangbanger has been apprehended, good job by all agencies involved. Drugs like heroin and meth are getting pretty out of control in our county. Losers will always be losers and drugs only exacerbate a bad situation often with tragic results.

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