Man sentenced to 7 years for DUI and assault on TCSO deputies and trainee  


The suspect who rammed a stolen pickup truck into a police vehicle was sentenced to seven years of prison earlier this month, announced TCSO in a release. 

The sentence came after the suspect, Elijah Ray Camacho, pleaded guilty to six criminal offenses related to a January incident involving a stolen black 2005 Ford F350.  

The charges included two counts of second-degree assault on law enforcement, first-degree malicious mischief, attempting to elude, possession of a stolen vehicle and DUI. 

The incident began when the suspect, driving a stolen vehicle, fled from Thurston County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) deputies.  

During the pursuit, the suspect rammed a deputy recruit and the field training officer head-on, resulting in injuries to both officers.  

They were transported to the hospital and have since recovered.  

However, the recruit has resigned from the patrol bureau following the incident. 

Thurston County Prosecutors also successfully sought exceptional sentencing for the aggravated assaults on LE [law enforcement], resulting in an 84-month prison sentence despite no prior felony convictions,” TCSO stated. 

The vehicle driven by the recruit was a total loss, while other damaged vehicles were repaired. 


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