On Feb. 25, at 3:30 a.m., a graveyard patrol deputy spotted a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot in the 16500 block of Meridian E in South Hill. During the stop, he learned that the suspect had fled from Puyallup Police Department officers several times in the last two weeks and they wanted him arrested. When deputies attempted to detain the suspect, he sped away. Since he had not committed a pursuable offense, deputies couldn’t give chase.
A short time later, the suspect returned to the same parking lot and deputies spotted him. Now that they knew who they were dealing with, deputies turned on their emergency lights and boxed in the suspect’s vehicle with their patrol cars. The driver refused to get out of the car and started to spin his tires, creating a large cloud of smoke. Deputies placed stop sticks in front of his tires to keep him from fleeing again. Then, they broke the windows and pepper-sprayed him. Soon after that, the suspect exited the vehicle and was taken into custody.
Once he was medically cleared, the 58-year-old suspect was booked into jail for: eluding, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, and obstructing.