Deputy captures mail-theft suspect after chase

BOTHELL — A Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy was dragged a short distance by a suspect’s car early Monday, but he eventually got her into handcuffs after using pepper spray and a Taser.

The deputy was not injured in the incident, sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said.

The incident began at about 4:20 a.m. when a deputy stopped a Tacoma woman, 24, as she was driving near 9th Avenue SE and Filbert Drive. The deputy suspected she was involved in mail theft.

There was a struggle and the deputy was dragged a short distance by the suspect’s car, Ireton said. He got into his patrol car and gave chase to the Canyon Park QFC. That’s where he attempted to cause her car to spin out and stall using a PIT maneuver. She reportedly rammed the deputy’s vehicle before the chase ended, Ireton said.

The woman continued to struggle with the deputy. He used pepper spray and Taser during the arrest, Ireton said.

The woman was taken to an area hospital for examination before being booked into the county jail in Everett for investigation of multiple offenses.

More in Local News

Herald photos of the week

A weekly collection of The Herald’s best images by staff photographers and… Continue reading

Trail work by juvenile offenders builds resumes, confidence

Kayak Point trails were built out this year by groups from Denney Juvenile Justice Center.

Volunteers clean up homeless camp infested with garbage

The organization’s founder used to live and do drugs in the same woods.

Families begin relocating from public housing complex

Baker Heights is in need of repairs deemed to costly to make, and will be demolished and replaced.

Everett mayoral campaign is one of the priciest ever

Many campaign donors are giving to both Cassie Franklin and Judy Tuohy.

Arrests made in robbery-turned fatal Everett shooting

A man, 24, and woman, 18, were found at a hotel in Seattle.

3 fire departments seek levies to support emergency services

District 25 in Oso is hoping to pass its first fire levy in 22 years.

Flooding still a concern on Snohomish River

Flood warning in effect until Monday afternoon for Monroe and Tuesday morning for Snohomish.

Front Porch

JUST FOR YOUTH Build with balloons Youth in fourth grade and up… Continue reading

Most Read