Charges: Suspect tried to hide motorcycle under kiddie pool

ROY, Wash. -- A 43-year-old man wanted for eluding a police officer was arrested Monday after trying and failing to hide his motorcycle under a Roy resident's kiddie pool, according to charges filed in Pierce County Superior Court.

According to the charging documents, a Roy Police Department officer was on patrol in the 29500 block of State Route 507 around 8 a.m. Monday when he saw a motorcycle driver make an unsafe turn.

The driver refused to stop for the officer, changing directions, attempting to hide and driving into oncoming traffic at speeds greater than 100 mph, according to the charging documents.

The officer stopped chasing the the motorcycle out of concern for a woman riding on the back of it, as well as other drivers on the road.

Later, the officer saw the motorcycle's passenger walking along the street in the 7800 block of 320th Street. According to the charging documents, the woman identified the motorcycle's driver as Guy Sample III and said he drove off, which was later determined to be a lie.

Around 1 p.m., a woman living near where the officer had spoken with the passenger called 911 to report finding a motorcycle hidden under her children's swimming pool.

The same officer, as well as a deputy from the Pierce County Sheriff's Office, responded and reportedly found a motorcycle matching the one from the earlier chase, along with a leather jacket, two helmets and a court slip with Sample's name on it.

While the officer and deputy were on the scene, a truck pulled up before making a U-turn and driving away. The deputy followed the truck and saw Sample jump out of it while it was still moving, according to the charging documents.

The deputy chased down Sample, who reportedly fought back during his arrest.

Sample has been charged with attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle and resisting arrest.