Clallam County Sheriff’s Deputy Don Kitchen is seen with Cayde David Barclay-Paxton on Saturday. (Clallam County Sheriff’s Office)

Clallam County Sheriff’s Deputy Don Kitchen is seen with Cayde David Barclay-Paxton on Saturday. (Clallam County Sheriff’s Office)

Vehicle pursuit ends with arrest of Sequim man

SEQUIM — A 5-mile vehicle pursuit by law enforcement personnel early Saturday evening ended with the arrest of a 22-year-old Sequim man and the filing of charges against him Monday.

Cayde David Barclay-Paxton, 23, was charged in Clallam County Superior Court with attempting to elude and third-degree driving while his license was suspended.

Bail was set at $50,000 and his arraignment scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Barclay-Paxton had two warrants for his arrest when Sheriff’s Deputy Don Kitchen spotted him, based on a tip from the Sequim Police Department, in the 7 Cedars Casino parking lot at 7:02 p.m. Saturday, Sheriff’s Sgt. John Hollis said in a prepared statement.

Barclay-Paxton had a felony bench warrant against him for failure to obey a court order related to a 2017 arrest on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, Chief Criminal Deputy Brian King said Monday.

Barclay-Paxton also was wanted on a state Department of Corrections warrant for escape from community custody.

When Kitchen activated his overhead emergency lights at 7 Cedars, Barclay fled in his 2003 Honda Civic, driving westbound on U.S. Highway 101 at speeds up to 90 mph with a female passenger in the vehicle.

He drove into a large ditch near the Jamestown Employment Center, lost the Civic’s front bumper and continued on West Sequim Bay Road, driving at 50 mph in the 35-mph zone, according to the probable cause statement.

The driveway to the employment center “was higher than the ditch area, which caused Barclay’s car to go airborne several feet high,” according to the statement.

“The car, momentarily, was driving solely on its driver’s side tires, with the passenger side tires in the air.”

Kitchen located Barclay-Paxton a few minutes later after he abandoned his vehicle on an area homeowner’s lawn on Forrest Road and fled on foot.

His passenger “was visibly shaking and crying,” Kitchen said in the statement.

Sequim Police Officer Paul Dailidenas and K-9 Mamba found Barclay-Paxton hiding down a slope, and he was arrested without incident.

The homeowner told Kitchen it was the second law enforcement vehicle pursuit that had ended up on her lawn in about a year.


Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 55650, or at [email protected]

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