WAHA - On Monday, August 3, the Nez Perce County Sheriff's office received information that a male subject closely matching the description of the subject that had fled the scene of a stolen vehicle crashed in the Waha area was seen near Soldiers Meadows Road and Webb Ridge Road. While Deputies responded, a Tribal Ranger also located a wallet laying in the road that was later identified as belonging to the subject involved.
When Deputies arrived on scene they were unable to locate the subject and began searching the area. A Deputy began checking local cabins and located a broken window on one of the cabins. It is believed that the subject was inside the cabin as the Deputy began giving commands for the subject to surrender and exit the home. The subject exited on the back of the cabin and fled on foot to an adjacent property where he was confronted by the owners of the property. The subject then immediately fled the property and crossed Soldiers Meadows Road into the timber.
Deputies continued to search in the area on foot for nearly three hours with assistance from the Nez Perce County Air Posse and a drone manned by Tribal Police. The subject was NOT apprehended and still remains at large.
After confirming with eye witnesses, the suspect in these incidences is believed to be 49-year-old Jerry Glass Jr. Glass is a white male, 6' 2" tall and approximately 200 pounds. Glass is bald on the top of his head and was last seen wearing tan shorts and a short sleeve camo t-shirt. Glass is known to frequent the Lewis-Clark Valley and the Pullman, Spokane areas.
Glass has an extensive criminal history with theft and burglaries. Back in 2016, he was charged with several felonies for allegedly breaking into multiple storage units on the Palouse. Whitman County Sheriff’s Deputies reportedly recovered over 100 stolen items including guns at his home at the Washington State University dairy farm. When facing those charges, Glass failed to appear for a hearing in Whitman County Superior Court because he was in the Spokane County Jail for allegedly breaking into another storage unit in Deer Park.
If anyone sees anything suspicious in the Waha area or has any information regarding these cases please call the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office 1-208-799-3131 ext 1. The public is urged to not confront Glass but to notify law enforcement.