According to police, they were looking for a man on the west side of Rainier who has reportedly been evading capture for nearly three weeks. Let’s see who Kevin J. Reynolds is and the reason why police is searching for the armed and dangerous suspect in detail.
A wanted felon is being vigorously sought after by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office just west of Rainier.
Around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the CCSO issued a search alert for Kevin J. Reynolds, a 41-year-old convicted felon, advising citizens to stay inside and secure their houses. According to reports, Reynolds is armed and dangerous.
Law enforcement is searching the area along Heath Road and Old Rainier Road with the help of the St. Helens Police Department and the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office.
Who is Kevin J. Reynolds?
According to Cowlitz County Chief Criminal Deputy Troy Brightbill, Kevin J. Reynolds is wanted for reportedly breaking into a residence last month while carrying a gun and taking a cell phone from one of the occupants.
On October 28, the department began looking for him in the Lexington region.
Kevin J. Reynolds is the same guy who is accused of robbing a man in the 1400 block of Alabama Street in Longview, holding a gun to his head, and stealing his car in August.
Following a report that Kevin J. Reynolds entered a house Monday night (October 28) while carrying a firearm and stole a resident’s cell phone, chief criminal deputy Troy Brightbill said Reynolds is wanted on a suspected felony charge.
Deputies and other neighborhood law enforcement organizations reportedly spent hours searching the area for Brightbill without success. They found a gun during the search, according to Brightbill.
There was no threat to Lexington Elementary School, according to the sheriff’s office, and deputies were still patrolling the area as of 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
Charges against Kevin J. Reynolds
Kevin J. Reynolds is charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, first-degree unauthorized possession of a firearm, first-degree possession of stolen items, and first-degree attempting to flee a police car, according to a warrant for his arrest issued on Nov. 4 in Cowlitz County Superior Court.
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