Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help to find Danny White. The 23-year-old is considered armed and dangerous after detectives say he and another suspect carjacked a man on Feb. 27.
“They took the driver out at gunpoint and threatened to kill him, pointed guns at him and threatened to kill his family if they called anybody, or told anyone,” said Pierce County Sheriff’s Det. Ed Troyer.
The victim waved down deputies in the 26300 block of 86th Avenue East in the Graham area and told them he had been hanging out in his green Honda Accord with his girlfriend and two men who he knew. He said he was driving northbound on 86th Avenue when one of the men told him to turn down a dirt road at 262nd Street East. and then to stop the car. The victim said that when he stopped the car, the two men got out of the vehicle and then both pointed handguns at him.
“The odd part was when they took the car, his girlfriend was in the backseat. They pointed a gun at her and told her to be quiet and took her with the car,” said Troyer.
The victim told the deputies that his vehicle had tracking software that allowed his mother to access the Honda’s location. Deputies tracked the vehicle and arrested one of the suspects in the 17600 block of Meridian Avenue East in South Hill.
“Luckily, we were able to find the car fairly quickly in a shopping complex and get her recovered. She was crying but was ok,” said Troyer.
The suspect told deputies that after they fled in the stolen car, they saw the police activity and ditched the car in front of the Walgreens. He said “Danny” fled the parking lot in a truck. He had a key to the Honda and a backpack that contained .38 caliber bullets, a box full of .45 caliber bullets, an unloaded gun magazine and a ballistic vest. In exchange for a cigarette, he showed the deputies were he dumped a fully loaded snub-nosed revolver in the bushes next to the Walgreens store.
Now, deputies need your help to find White. Pierce County prosecutors have charged White with robbery in the first degree, assault in the second degree and kidnapping in the first degree. He is 6-feet, 2-inches tall, 230 pounds with dark brown hair, hazel eyes and a thin mustache.
If you can tell deputies where to find him, Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County will pay you a cash reward of up to $1,000. Call the hot line at 1 (800) 222-TIPS (8477). This is one of the cases being featured this weekend on “Washington’s Most Wanted” airing Friday at 11 p.m. on Q13 FOX as well as Saturday at 9:30 p.m. on JOEtv and 10:30 p.m. on Q13 FOX.