A man who is a person of interest in a Spanaway homicide led sheriff’s deputies on a foot chase Sunday before he disappeared into the woods near Elk Plain.
Pierce County sheriff’s detectives believe that Robert Dalton Tucksen, 39, is hiding in an “underground encampment” in the forest near Joint Base Lewis-McChord, according to department spokeswoman detective Lynelle Anderson.
Tucksen was allegedly with 21-year-old victim Zachariah Wright the night he was killed. Firefighters found Wright dead June 13 after extinguishing a fire inside a duplex in the 300 block of Field Road East. An autopsy determined Wright died after his throat was slashed.
This I can understand: a criminal fleeing to the woods. What I do not understand is a criminal fleeing one part of the city to another (for example, Maurice Clemmons). Only nature in its wildest and least human of states can offer a home for a murderer.