Terry Miracle’s assist capturing a fleeing suspect in Longview last month was even more miraculous than first thought — police said the capture helped clear 30 area burglaries.
Miracle, 82, launched himself at Morgan Perry Bluehorse as police were chasing him down on several warrants Feb. 8. He’d been gardening in his yard when Bluehorse — and police — approached the area. Miracle said he instinctively lunged at the 27-year-old Bluehorse when he got a chance.
The former high school football player received international acclaim as the story went viral. He conducted numerous interviews in the ensuing days and finally had to turn down CNN’s Anderson Cooper because he couldn’t travel to the New York studio for the interview, he told the Daily News last week.
Meanwhile, police were talking to Bluehorse, who had been identified as a suspect in a string of commercial burglaries in the past few months. Bluehorse, a Longview area transient, admitted to committing multiple burglaries in Longview and the surrounding area, according to a Longview Police Department press release.
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Working with detectives, Bluehorse identified 30 locations he either broke into or attempted to break into during the past several months, according to the press release. As a result, 19 cases were cleared in Longview, seven in Kelso, three in Cowlitz County and one in Castle Rock, according to police.
Bluehorse, who was convicted for 20 burglaries in Longview in 2004, was already being held on several previous charges dealing with a Nov. 22 break in at the New Moon Chinese Restaurant shortly after he was released from prison on Oct 5. He also faced meth possession, obstructing an officer and resisting arrest charges from the Feb. 8 chase.
With the new information, police have forwarded multiple new counts of second-degree burglary, second-degree theft, third-degree theft and malicious mischief to Cowlitz Count prosecutors for additional changes, the press release stated. Bluehorse remains in the Cowlitz County Jail on a Department of Corrections no-bail hold.