A man known for his failed efforts to flee police gave it another try early this morning, the Moses Lake Police Department said.
This time, Gary Hutt, 46, was being pursued for breaking into a vehicle in a fenced area of the police department.
Police said that vehicle was seized last week as part of an investigation into the trafficking of drugs and stolen guns.
“The worst part for Hutt? That car he was trying to break into had already been emptied of the drugs and money he was looking for,” police said.
Just before 5 a.m., Hutt was spotted breaking into the car and he hopped the police fence and ran to a motor bike parked behind City Hall.
He made it about 50 yards on the bike before crashing on Third Street near the KFC.
He got back on the motor bike and tried to flee again before an officer used a Taser on him. Still, he fought with officers before eventually being arrested, police said.
Hutt has a long criminal record, including attempts to elude police dating back to 1998. Over the course of two months in 2014, he stole Corvettes two different times.
In one case he again attempted to flee police before crashing the 2003 Corvette into a fence.
He was booked Monday on charges of burglary in the second degree, possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of methamphetamine. He also had a Department of Corrections warrant for escape from community custody.