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The Today File

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January 4, 2015 at 9:47 AM

Man who rammed patrol car on Vashon Island arrested

A man who rammed a King County Sheriff’s patrol car several times Saturday night with a pickup truck on Vashon Island and drove off while a deputy fired several shots was found early Sunday morning on the island by deputies who fired a Taser as he tried to run.

Deputies arrested the man around 4:30 a.m., and he was expected to be booked into King County Jail for investigation of felony assault, burglary and attempting to elude police, according to a King County Sheriff’s Office press release.

The chase began when deputies responded to a domestic-violence call just before 6 p.m. between a mother and her adult son, followed shortly by several other calls reporting road rage, threats and vandalism involving the same man.

When a deputy found the suspect at about 6:45 p.m., the man refused to stop after a short pursuit and instead rammed the deputy’s patrol car several times, disabling it. The deputy fired several shots in the 9800 block of Windmill Road Southwest, but did not hit the suspect, according to the release.

At around 4:30 a.m., deputies found the suspect in the 24600 block of Dockton Road Southwest where he had broken into an unoccupied house, according to the release. He attempted to run, but a deputy fired a Taser and the suspect was arrested.

The deputy who fired the gun shots was placed on administrative leave, following King County Sheriff’s Office policy.

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