Franklin County

Man on Washington state most-wanted list is arrested in Frankfort

A man on Washington state's "most wanted offender" list was arrested last week, Frankfort police said Tuesday.

Adam Peyton, 28, was wanted on an outstanding 2010 felony warrant for the assault of a child, according to Washington Department of Corrections Most Wanted Offender List.

Peyton was arrested Thursday night after he was seen removing a window to enter an apartment building on Deepwood Drive, Frankfort police said in a news release.

Earlier that evening, a Frankfort police officer had stopped Peyton on a moped in the U.S. 127-Hudson Hollow area. When the officer began to talk to him, Peyton ran away on foot.

The officer pursued but could not catch him. Later, a resident told police that he had seen a man matching Peyton's description entering the apartment building.

Peyton was charged with fleeing and evading police, operating on a suspended license and contempt of court on the outstanding warrant.

Peyton was being held in the Franklin County Regional Jail.

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