Clallam County sheriff's detectives arrest third man wanted in Sequim burglary
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Andrew Donald Luquette

By Arwyn Rice
Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — A third one down. One more to go.

Ronnie Lee Bayley, 37, described as a Sequim-area transient, was taken into custody at about 1 p.m. Thursday in the House Road area.

He was then taken to Clallam County jail.

Clallam County sheriff's detectives followed up on a lead in the case, said Ron Cameron, chief criminal deputy.

“It was pretty uneventful,” Cameron said.

Bayley is one of four men suspected in a March 5 home burglary along Woodcock Road near Sequim in which tools, personal property and a Jeep were taken.

Two were taken into custody last week.

Andrew Donald Luquette, 31, also a transient from the Sequim area, remains at large.

Deputies pursued him Wednesday morning in the Morse Creek area, but he eluded them, disappearing into the Four Seasons Park area.

There have been no reports of activity in the area related to Luquette since then, Cameron said.

Luquette is described as 6 feet, 1 inch tall with brown hair and eyes. He weighs 207 pounds.

Anyone who sees Luquette or knows of his whereabouts is asked to phone the Sheriff's Office at 360-417-2459.

Two other men have been arrested and charged in the burglary.

Drew Tyler Balch, 21, was taken to jail after a chase March 5 that covered 19.8 miles and ended on Old Gardiner Road.

He was charged Tuesday with attempting to elude a police vehicle, second-degree driving with a suspended or revoked license and hit-and-run/property damage on an unattended vehicle.

Balch remained in the county jail Thursday on $52,500 bail.

Ryan Joseph Luquette, 34, brother of Andrew Luquette, was taken into custody March 7.

He was charged Monday with second-degree burglary and remained in jail Thursday, with bail set at $10,000.

The Sheriff's Office said investigation in the case began with reports of people transferring items between a gray pickup truck and red Jeep Cherokee parked on Many Feathers Way in Sequim.

Deputies said they pursued and caught up with the truck, allegedly driven by Balch, and later learned that the Jeep and its contents had been taken from a burglarized house on Woodcock Road.

The Sheriff's Office served a search warrant March 6 on a shed next to a house in the Sequim area where Andrew Luquette allegedly was seen unloading items.

Deputies said the items were stolen from the Woodcock Road home, and they found the stolen Jeep stripped the next day along a logging road near the 2900 block of Blue Mountain Road in Agnew.

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Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsuladailynews.com.

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