Murder Suspect Caught After Officers In Washington Locate Him Waist-Deep In Manure Bog: Cops


Nov. 2 2022, Published 3:19 p.m. ET

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A murder suspect in Washington was apprehended after police located him waist-deep in a farmer’s manure bog, authorities said.

On Oct. 31, Darian Polee, 26, was arrested in Ferndale in connection with the murder of Isaiah Mayshack, 31, in Bellingham 15 days earlier.

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Polee learned 28-year-old Matthew Roberts, of Eugene, Oregon, would be in the area with narcotics, so he allegedly ordered Mayshack to get a gun to rob Roberts, police said.

After Polee went to pick Roberts up at a gas station, Mayshack confronted Roberts and tried to rob him of the drugs, and the two got into a gunfight, KGMI reported.

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Following the exchange, Polee fled the scene, and Roberts, who was seriously wounded, phoned 911.

Mayshack was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.

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Police said officers found Roberts allegedly in possession of over 1,000 fentanyl pills, nearly 100 grams of cocaine. A counterfeit $100 bill was also recovered at the scene.

KGMI reported Roberts was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder, drive-by shooting, and drug dealing.


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