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Arrest warrant issued for Vancouver man in car theft, Minnehaha man

A warrant has been issued for a Vancouver man accused of stealing a car and hitting the owner with it Tuesday in the Minnehaha area.

The Auburn Police Department contacted the Clark County Sheriff’s Office on Friday regarding the recovery of a stolen red 2010 Toyota Camry. Auburn police have arrested a man suspected of possession of a stolen vehicle, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

The suspect, identified as Ttong John, was taken to King County Jail.

Clark County detectives interviewed John and developed probable cause to arrest him on suspicion of first-degree robbery and hit-and-run causing bodily harm in connection with Tuesday’s incident. A warrant for his arrest has been issued and John will be extradited to Clark County, the news release said.

“The Clark County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank members of the Auburn Police Department for their assistance in the investigation and appreciates our partnerships with law enforcement statewide,” said said the agency.

Deputies and fire and medical personnel responded at 7:48 a.m. Tuesday in the area of ​​Northeast 40th Avenue and 47th Street for a car-pedestrian hit-and-run, according to a previous news release.

Investigators learned that an unknown person stole the Toyota Camry from a nearby residence and struck the registered owner, Joseph Lutz, the sheriff’s office said.

Lutz suffered serious injuries and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. He remained in critical condition Wednesday, according to an update from the sheriff’s office.

The de Lutz family created a GoFundMe to contribute to his medical expenses. According to the fundraising page, he was run over while trying to stop the car theft. He suffered head trauma and underwent emergency surgery. He remains in the intensive care unit.

To donate, visit https://gofund.me/4bfb5f89.