Former felon accused in late-night police chase and standoff

Mitchell Figueroa Ibarra

EAST WENATCHEE — A Wenatchee man who served time for a gang-related stabbing allegedly ran from a traffic stop and hid in an East Wenatchee home for more than an hour before surrendering Friday morning.

Wenatchee police say Mitchell Figueroa Ibarra, 26, refused to stop when Wenatchee police attempted to pull his vehicle over on suspicion of DUI about 11:49 p.m. Thursday on the George Sellar Bridge. Instead, he allegedly sped away, led multiple police agencies on a high-speed pursuit through East Wenatchee, abandoned his car and ran inside a home in the 200 block of Fifth Street Northeast.

The residents fled to safety, but Figueroa allegedly refused to come out for more than an hour. Police from several agencies surrounded the house and were debating how to bring Figueroa out before he finally surrendered early Friday. Officers booked him into the the Chelan County Regional Justice Center at 2:24 a.m.

Figueroa pleaded guilty to first-degree assault in 2012 for a gang-related attack, in which he stabbed another man nine times. A judge sentenced him to 93 months in prison. Police said Figueroa was wanted on a Department of Corrections warrant alleging community custody violations. They also allegedly found a meth pipe and a handgun in the borrowed car he was driving.