(By Jamie Henneman/Chewelah Independent)
Man sped away after WDFW stop…
A man who was detained for suspicion of illegally cutting firewood currently has a warrant out for his arrest after he sped away from a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Officer this summer.
Oliver Gerald Reynolds III, 28, was stopped by WDFW Officer Keith Kirsch on Cottonwood Divide Road on the Colville National Forest near Chewelah on July 18. According to the police report, Kirsch noticed Reynolds was wearing utility gloves and had a chainsaw and what appeared to be a jug of bar oil with him. Reynolds said he was just heading for a drive and the chainsaw was in case a tree was blocking the road. When Officer Kirsch asked Reynolds to wait while he checked his license and registration, Reynolds sped away and law enforcement was unable to keep up with Reynolds’ car. A search of Reynolds’ information showed expired vehicle registration on the car. Reynolds was also driving with a suspended license and had two active misdemeanor warrants.
As a result of the incident, he was also charged with one count of eluding a police vehicle in Stevens County Superior Court on Sept. 29. An active warrant for his arrest was issued for Oct. 2.