Island County, WA – The Island County Sheriff’s Office Issued a press release on June 6th, 2017 requesting information on the whereabouts of 34- year old Bryan MCCORD of Oak Harbor. Mr. MCCORD had a $75,000 arrest warrant for Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to deliver. The Island County Sheriff’s Office release described Mr. MCCORD as being 6’00” tall, weighing 185 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.
According to Island County Sheriff’s Office Detective Ed Wallace, on June 7th 2017, at approximately 12:23 PM, the Sheriff’s Office received a tip that Bryan MCCORD was in the park and ride lot near the Liberty Market on State Route 20 in Oak Harbor.
The responding deputy Identified MCCORD as the passenger in a green 2003 Pontiac Sunfire that was attempting to leave the parking lot. The deputy exited his vehicle and ordered the driver to stop, instead the driver accelerated and left the parking lot heading towards Oak Harbor on State Route 20. The deputy activated his emergency equipment and attempted to stop the fleeing vehicle. The vehicle left the highway and continued onto NE Regatta drive.
The Island County Sheriff’s Deputy terminated the pursuit for safety reasons due to the reckless manner in which the fleeing vehicle was being operated.
Detective Wallace said the vehicle continued Southbound on Torpedo Road at a high-rate of speed where it struck a Westbound 2017 Ford Explorer that was entering the intersection from Crescent Harbor Rd. MCCORD and the driver of the fleeing vehicle, who has been identified as 31-year old Brandon ROTH of Spanaway, exited the crashed vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. Both suspects were apprehended a short time later.
While at the scene, Law enforcement observed what appeared to be a large quantity of narcotics in the vehicle ROTH was driving.
Detectives are applying for a warrant to search the vehicle and recover the items. All three people involved in the accident, MCCORD, ROTH and the driver of the other vehicle, who Troopers identified as a 34-year old Oak Harbor man have non-life threatening injuries.
Bryan McCord and Brandon Roth were both booked into the Island County Jail.