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May 17, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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.”
March 1, 2013 at 7:26 AM
A burglary and assault suspect who climbed a tree in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood early this morning after allegedly attacking his ex-girl friend’s roommate finally came down from his perch after several hours.
The man apparently went up in the tree sometime around 5:30 a.m. and came down about 8:30 a.m.
It all began when police got a call from the man’s ex-girlfriend around 5 a.m. that someone had broken windows in her house in the 4600 block of 33rd Avenue West, said police spokesman Mark Jamieson.
A man, believed to be the man later found in the tree, then broke into the home and attacked the ex-girlfriend’s roommate, a man. He was taken to the hospital.
The man who had broken in then ran off, Jamieson said.
Officers responding to the ex-girlfriend’s call were flagged down by a driver who said he heard someone in the area yelling for help. The officers looked in the area and found the man in the tree, said Jamieson.
Police know who the man is and they aren’t exactly sure why he climbed the tree or why he finally decided to come down.
Jamieson said the man may have gotten tired, cold, hungry or all three.
The incident occurred near the railroad tracks that lead to the railroad bridge that crosses the water west of the Ballard Locks.
All rail traffic through the area, including the Sounder commuter train service, was stopped until after the man came down.
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