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Over the weekend…

8/13/22, 2:01pm
11600 blk SR162, McMillin

Deputies were dispatched to an assault where the suspect attacked the victim with a metal bar. When deputies arrived, they attempted to arrest the suspect inside a trailer, but he broke free from them and ran further inside the trailer. He returned with a large knife and attempted to stab the deputies. A struggle ensued and the deputies gained control of the suspect. The 40-year-old suspect was booked into jail for three counts of assault in the first degree. One of the deputies injured his shoulder during the incident.

8/13/22, 3:23pm
Vehicle Theft, Assault on Deputy
2100 blk 104th St S, Parkland

Deputies were dispatched to an apartment complex for an attempted motor vehicle theft. When they arrived, they learned that the suspect had already fled. Witnesses said the suspect had been armed with a gun, but it was taken from him during a struggle with residents at the complex. A deputy located the suspect near 102nd St S and Steele St S. He fled on foot and the deputy chased after him. Just as the deputy was about to tackle him, the suspect turned around and punched the deputy in the face. A struggle ensued and the suspect was arrested. Shortly after, the deputy’s face and mouth began to burn, and he became dizzy and nauseous. He was taken to the hospital for medical treatment and was released. Deputies later learned that residents at the complex had thoroughly pepper sprayed the suspect before deputies arrived. The 29-year-old suspect was booked into jail for assault in the third and fourth degree, unlawful possession of a firearm, theft of a motor vehicle, malicious mischief in the first degree, resisting arrest and vehicle prowling.

8/14/22, 6:41am
DUI Arrest
Meridian E and 224th St E, Graham

Deputies were dispatched to a report of an unresponsive driver who was passed out behind the wheel at an intersection. When deputies arrived, the vehicle was blocking the northbound lane of Meridian. Fire personnel had already placed the vehicle in park and removed the keys. There were open alcohol containers spread throughout the vehicle. Deputies had a difficult time communicating with the driver because he kept waking up and falling back asleep. He was arrested and transported to the jail for a blood draw prior to being booked. A records check revealed that he has 2 prior convictions for DUI and 8 prior DUI arrests. He is also required to have an ignition interlock device.

8/14/22, 8:06am
Stolen Vehicle, Eluding, DUI
400 blk 111th St Ct E, Parkland

Deputies were dispatched to an apartment complex where a driver was slumped over inside his car. When deputies arrived, they saw that the driver also had drug paraphernalia (burnt foil) on his lap. The car didn’t have any license plates, so a deputy quickly jotted down the VIN. He blocked in the vehicle with his patrol car and then ran a records check on the vehicle. It was confirmed as a stolen vehicle. Deputies placed stop sticks in front of the vehicle in case the driver woke up and tried to flee. When deputies woke up the driver to arrest him, he immediately started the car and accelerated. He rammed a patrol car and pushed it out of the way so he could escape. He ran over the stop sticks in the process. A slow-speed pursuit ensued and the suspect’s vehicle broke down at Park Ave S and 121st St S. He led deputies on a short foot pursuit before being arrested. He provided a false name, but he had his California ID on him. He told deputies he used fentanyl and meth before the incident. He also had cocaine in his pocket. After a blood draw was completed, the 27-year-old suspect was booked into jail for possession of a stolen vehicle, felony eluding, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and DUI. Jail staff located numerous credit cards, social security cards and insurance cards in his wallet that didn’t belong to him.

***On Saturday and Sunday, 17 vehicles were reported stolen in unincorporated Pierce County***