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Thursday, July 29, 2004 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Police make second arrest in Marysville home-invasion robbery

Times Snohomish County bureau

MARYSVILLE — Police have arrested a second suspect in a home-invasion robbery and abduction that occurred Tuesday.

A 34-year-old man was arrested about 2 a.m. today, after police staked out a Marysville home and arrested him after he left, said police Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux .

A 34-year-old Mount Vernon man was questioned and later arrested about noon Wednesday when he walked out of some woods near Lake Stevens.

A third suspect remains at large.

Early Tuesday, three men wearing camouflage and ski masks and armed with shotguns and a handgun knocked at the door of a house in the 900 block of Quinn Avenue. When the resident answered, the men knocked him down, tied him up and burglarized the house. Two of the suspects then took the resident and fled in his Dodge minivan. The third suspect drove off in the resident's Mercury Villager.

A woman and two children in the house were unharmed.

Shortly afterward, a state trooper tried to stop the Dodge near Lake Stevens for a burned-out headlight; a chase ensued, and the minivan eventually crashed into some trees in the Getchell area north of Lake Stevens. The hostage was freed, but the two men escaped. The Mercury was found Tuesday night in Everett; the driver has not been found.

Lamoureux said the incident does not appear to be random, but he said police aren't sure of a motive.

Police talked to the kidnapping victim Tuesday night and developed other information that led them to identify a suspect, said Lamoureux.

Both men are being held in the Marysville jail and are expected to be transferred to the Snohomish County Jail.

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