Kent Police arrest man on multiple charges after pursuit

Kent man, 38, arrested for investigation of DUI, possession of a stolen vehicle, eluding and more

Kent Police arrested a 38-year-old Kent man on multiple charges after a short pursuit that started when the officer tried to pull a vehicle over because it had no lights on at about 2:30 a.m. in the 20600 block of 120th Avenue SE.

No headlights when required is a common sign that the driver may be impaired, according to a June 26 Kent Police statement about the June 21 incident.

When the officer tried to pull the vehicle over, the driver refused. The officer reported that the driving became erratic and consistent with someone who is intoxicated, so he started a pursuit. DUI is one of the crimes where a pursuit is allowed by the state.

The driver slowed down at one point, which allowed the officer to perform a precision immobilization technique (PIT) to stop the vehicle. This was successful, but then the suspect refused to exit the truck.

Officers gave the suspect commands to exit, but instead he decided to shove multiple baggies of unknown drugs into his mouth, according to police. They observed that he began to pale, was sweating and his pupils were dilating.

The reportedly was frenetically looking for something inside the vehicle causing concern he was intending to arm himself. Eventually officers accessed the vehicle, and arrested him without incident. At the time of his arrest he had drugs still inside his mouth, and was armed with multiple knives and and an axe.

The suspect was taken to the hospital, administered Narcan, and while he was there threw up some of the baggies of drugs he had swallowed. The baggies contained fentanyl/percocet pills, according to police.

Officers contacted the vehicle owner and discovered that the vehicle was stolen in Seattle, but not yet reported.

Officers wrote and then served a warrant on the vehicle the following day, and located drug paraphernalia and evidence of additional criminal activity, according to police. Detectives continued the investigation, and arrested the man for investigation of possession of a stolen vehicle, eluding, possession of stolen property, DUI and multiple traffic violations.

The suspect was also arrested for several warrants, including $5,000 for failure to appear on a King County charge for possession of stolen vehicle; $5,200 for failure to appear on a Kent warrant for third-degree theft; $2,500 for possession of drug paraphernalia on a Redmond warrant; and a state Department of Corrections warrant for escape from community custody.

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@kentnews.us.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://kentnews.us/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

Kent School District announces employees of the year for 2023-2024

Top teacher, principal, bus driver, coach, paraeducator, custodian and more

Medical examiner identifies second victim in fiery Kent car crash

Troy Thorp, 61, died in May 11 single-vehicle crash along South 272nd Street on West Hill

Kent man, 52, receives reduced sentence in Seattle fatal shooting

Pleads guilty to lesser charge of manslaughter after video of 2020 shooting indicates self-defense

Kent Police use drone, K-9 unit to capture assault suspect

Man had fled after fight with security guard at apartment complex along SE Kent-Kangley Road

Jail bars. File photo
Renton man convicted in 2018 Des Moines homicide

Jurors found 28-year-old Yourhighness Jeramiah Bolar of Renton guilty of two felony charges.

One of two victims identified in fiery Kent crash

Kristen Anne Meyers, 53, died in May 11 crash on West Hill, according to medical examiner

City-owned ShoWare Center in Kent loses $742,675 in 2023

Losses lower than projected but expenses continue to exceed revenue at 6,200-seat arena

Kent firefighters extinguish two fires on the same morning | Photos

Friday, May 17 at apartment leasing office in the Valley and at a vacant East Hill house

Courtesy Photo, City of Kent
City of Kent population drops by 1,051 in 2023 compared to 2022

Decline similar to many cities of 50,000 or more across the nation, according to U.S. Census Bureau

Kent Police Blotter: April 25 to May 8

Incidents include burglaries, robberies, shootings

Rape charges dismissed against former Kent school bus driver

Prosecutors decide they could not prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt due to medical tests

Feds indict 9 South King County residents on drug trafficking charges

Those accused from Federal Way, Kent, Renton, Enumclaw