Thursday, June 29, 2017 This Week's Paper

Accused murderer arrested

// Washington’s Most Wanted viewer tips lead to arrest of Nevada Pettes

The Department of Correction’s Southwest Community Response Unit Officers tracked accused Pierce County murder suspect Nevada Pettes using Washington’s Most Wanted viewer tips to Flint, Mich.

U.S. Marshals there located and arrested him in the morning of Feb. 13. He is awaiting extradition back to Pierce County where he is charged for his role in the murder of a man in Fox Island and is a suspect in other crimes in Tacoma.

Pierce County Detective Ed Troyer featured him on Washington’s Most Wanted last weekend as a Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers top fugitive. More info on the case is at

This capture is another great example of the community working with dedicated law enforcement officers, Crime Stoppers and WMW to stop a suspect's run from the law and hopefully get justice for the victim. Great work by all involved, especially the good citizens who provided the leads to the CRU officers and task force members who followed up on the tips and are credited with the arrest.