Moses Lake Police arrest man who fell asleep in stolen car

Moses Lake Police arrest man who fell asleep in stolen car
Moses Lake Police Department
Darrell Smith, 48, was arrested by Moses Lake Police after he fell asleep in a stolen vehicle. 

A Moses Lake man was arrested after he fell asleep in a stolen car, police said.

Moses Lake Police said 48-year-old Darrell Smith was taken into custody after a neighbor called to report a suspicious vehicle on Winona Street Monday night.

Officers responded and found Smith asleep in the car. MLPD said a black mask and a screwdriver were found inside.

Smith was booked into the Grant County Jail for possession of a stolen car and possession of burglar tools.

Smith is well-known to law enforcement. In 2010, he escaped from the Grant County Courthouse and stole a grain truck from downtown Ephrata while still wearing handcuffs. MLPD said he attempted to elude officers until he drove the truck off SR-17. He then ditched the truck and attempted to swim across the lake in handcuffs. A Grant County Sheriff’s Office sergeant had to jump in a rescue him.

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