SEATTLE KING 5 NEWS
10:42 PM PDT on Thursday, March 13, 2008
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – The Washington State Patrol, King County Regional Auto Theft Unit and Law Enforcement Agencies from across Washington and New Mexico are seeking help in locating Kurt Sohrbeck.
Auto theft detectives want to find 43-year-old Sohrbeck in connection to criminal activity that stretches across the State of Washington, and now includes the attempted murder of a police officer in New Mexico.
Sohrbeck was tracked to New Mexico and Thursday, a deputy stopped Sohrbeck just outside Carlsbad, NM.
During the traffic stop, the deputy was shot several times.
The deputy was airlifted to a hospital and is listed in critical condition.
Investigators found that Sohrbeck has extensive criminal history. A felony warrant from Whatcom County has been issued and there is also the new warrant for attempted murder of a police officer in New Mexico.
Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are currently conducting an extensive manhunt for Sohrbeck. He is considered armed and extremely dangerous, and should not be contacted. Read the rest of the story...