Kendall manhunt nabs man wanted for stalking


KENDALL - A federal border agency helicopter and police from multiple agencies tracked down a fleeing man Wednesday, June 26, after he had been wanted for weeks for repeatedly stalking a woman.

John Rex Pearson, 49, of the Maple Falls area was wanted because he had been continuously trying to contact a woman who was very fearful of him, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office. Deputies had been unable to track him down.

Shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday, a deputy saw him walking at the intersection of Kendall Road and Mount Baker Highway. Pearson ran into the woods, launching the manhunt that included Sumas and Everson police and federal border agents.

About 1:15 p.m. a sheriff's office dog found Pearson hiding in the woods. He was arrested and booked into Whatcom County Jail on investigation of stalking, domestic violence.

Reach DEBBIE TOWNSEND at or call 715-2280.

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