Prosecutors say Marcel Wesley fought with a Lakewood Police officer while armed with a handgun on Monday, Nov. 13, lost his pants in the struggle and was finally arrested in his underwear.
When he appeared before Court Commissioner Barbara McInvaille, she ordered our camera not to show Wesley’s face.
Wesley has seven felony convictions, including drive-by shooting, assault in the 2nd degree and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Crime Stoppers poster asking for public’s help to find Marcel Wesley after he disabled his electronic home monitor
Marcel Wesley, a 33-year-old convicted felon, was wanted for two active Pierce County felony warrants, according to documents. His latest convictions were for unlawful possession of a firearm and a drive-by shooting.
FOX 13 returned to the AM/PM gas station where the incident was reported around 3 p.m. on July 27. Abdel Hashad, a manager at the 82nd and Pacific Avenue S AM/PM location was present when he saw the situation escalate.
The 33-year-old was arrested after police say he rammed his Suburban into FBI, Department of Corrections and Tacoma Police Officers’ vehicles multiple times.
Police say surveillance cameras captured the ordeal: Wesley backs up into one of the pumps and quickly accelerates when he sees a marked car with sirens on pulling up in front of him. He rams into them.
“He couldn’t [go]. There was two cars behind him, two cars in front of him breaking the wall, breaking the window,” Hashad said.
Several law enforcement officers also stated Wesley made eye contact with them as he rapidly accelerated towards them. Documents show a Tacoma Officer said, “I was in fear that myself or someone else could be seriously injured.”
Officers carried out a search warrant where they found a loaded pistol, 82 grams of fentanyl, 10 grams of cocaine, 14 grams of crack cocaine, and two stolen credit cards inside the SUV.
Wesley was charged with four counts of assault, malicious mischief and reckless endangerment.
“I don’t get it. I don’t understand it– as a person who has an outstanding warrant, how do you go and the next day you’re out again?” Hashad said.