Law enforcement officials gather at a home on Clinton Road off of state Route 6 where the suspect in Tuesday's shooting was believed to be hiding. The vehicle used in the escape from Centralia Municipal Court was found at the home. Phillip A. Pinotti had not been found as of 2 p.m.

Centralia Suspect Still at Large After Search in West Lewis County

By The Chronicle / Photos by Pete Caster /

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Phillip A. Pinotti
Phillip A. Pinotti

The man who fled Centralia Municipal Court this morning, drawing gunfire while allegedly trying to strike the officer with a vehicle, is still at large.

Several law enforcement officers from multiple agencies closed Clinton and Spooner roads off of state Route 6 at about 1 p.m. before moving in.

Neighbors confirmed that the suspect, Phillip A Pinotti, lives on Clinton Road.

The Subaru used in the escape was found at the house. Officials are seeking a search warrant to gain access.

Lewis County Sheriff’s Office officials say they are investigating more leads as the search continues.

Read the press release from Centralia Police Department here > > > 200 Maple PR #1.doc.