Suspect in Centralia Robbery Arrested After Pursuit Sunday


A woman accused of robbing a Centralia business, hitting an employee with a stolen car and leading law enforcement on a pursuit Sunday is expected to face felony charges in Lewis County Superior Court. 

The suspect, identified as Jessica L. Rose, 39, of Clarkston, is accused of stealing “an abundance of items” from a store in the 1600 block of Harrison Avenue just after 12:20 p.m. on March 26. When confronted, Rose allegedly “struck an employee with the stolen vehicle she was driving and fled the scene,” according to the Centralia Police Department. 

The Centralia Police Department, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office and the Tenino Police Department were involved in the pursuit. 

The vehicle stopped after spike strips disabled a tire, according to the Centralia Police Department.

Rose and the vehicle’s two other occupants, identified by the Centralia Police Department as Arashi R. Ulufale-Talamoni, 42, of Tacoma, and Aigalelei Pua, 44, of Kent, were arrested for their alleged involvement in the original theft. 

Rose was booked as a suspect in the robbery and for an additional unlawful imprisonment charge after officers learned the other occupants in the vehicle “requested she stop multiple times to let them out,” according to the Centralia Police Department. 

Rose and Ulufale-Talamoni were booked into the Lewis County Jail just before 3 p.m. on March 27, while Pua was booked at about 8:10 p.m., according to jail records.

Rose had a preliminary hearing in Lewis County Superior Court scheduled for 4 p.m. on Monday. 

Pua and Ulufale-Talamoni are expected to be charged with theft in Lewis County District Court.