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May 17, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Fire hose used to bring felon down from tree in Snohomish County

A 22-year-old man who fled deputies trying to arrest him on warrants Friday, was finally caught around 8:30 p.m., after he was sprayed with fire hoses, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Vincent Nutter was wanted for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Earlier in the day, he had eluded arrest in the unincorporated area of Snohomish County called Clearview. Residents around the 7000 block of Interurban Avenue had been told to stay indoors while deputies searched for him.

Nutter managed to get away in a stolen car just before 6 p.m. He drove east, then ran into the woods, climbing 40 feet up a tree near the 7000 block of 184th Street Southeast.

When negotiations failed, personnel from Fire District 7 opened their hoses, and “after a few blasts of water, the suspect willingly agreed to climb down the tree,” said sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton.

Nutter was booked into jail on the warrants, and he may face additional charges after Friday’s pursuit.

Both Nutter and his 47-year-old father, Mark Nutter, are listed on the Washington’s Most Wanted website.

According to sheriff’s Capt. Ty Trenary. “Both are  currently wanted for being felons in possession of firearms. Mark Nutter has been specifically targeted by the ATF (federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) because of his involvement with assault weapons, shotguns and other firearms.”

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