Centralia Suspect Still at Large After Search in West Lewis County

By The Chronicle / Photos by Pete Caster / pcaster@chronline.com

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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.