Friday, 11 January 2019
On 1/9/19 at approximately 10:50 am, a Patrol Deputy with the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office located a missing and endangered person and her baby during a traffic stop on SR-14 at or near milepost 30.
The Deputy observed a black Honda sedan preparing to turn eastbound onto SR-14 from Salmon Falls Road. His suspicion grew as the turning vehicle’s driver waited an inordinate amount of time to turn, allowing him to pass. Utilizing his rear facing radar he was able to ascertain the vehicle’s driver was attempting to allow distance between them, traveling at 10 mph under the posted speed limit of 55mph. The Deputy then pulled to the side of the road, allowing the vehicle to pass. He then checked the registration on the Oregon licensed vehicle and it returned to a Spokane, Washington address and was expired. The Deputy caught back up to the Honda, which was now exceeding the posted speed limit. A traffic stop was initiated, and the female driver was contacted. The driver was unable to provide an actual driver’s license and she was unsure and vague on the state in which her license was issued, furthering his suspicion.
A check of her driving status was unsuccessful. The Deputy recalled an attempt to located on a missing and endangered subject and baby out of Camas, Washington and believed the driver may be the same person, as the description matched and there was an infant in the car.
The Deputy confronted the driver and she then identified herself as Dannielle M. Williams, 30, of Camas and her infant daughter. Williams was confirmed as the missing/endangered person and was taken into custody without incident on several outstanding warrants and now local charges. The baby was taken to our local DSHS/CPS office and transferred into their care. The condition of the infant is unknown at this time but appeared to be in good health when contacted.
Our office will defer any additional information regarding this case to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.