Escaped suspect drives from Burien District Court to Renton while handcuffed
The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that last Friday (July 26), deputies arrested a suspect who drove all the way from the Burien District Court to his home in Renton – while fully handcuffed!
Police initially received a call to assist Burien Police officers in a search for a suspect who had escaped from custody at Burien District Court around 11:30 a.m. The suspect was described as a 6’2″ heavy male with black hair in a ponytail, possibly driving a white Oldsmobile Alero with WA plates registered to a home on Duvall Avenue in Renton.
“On arrival at the suspect’s address, a deputy discovered that the suspect was a resident at the address, but was not currently home,” Sgt. Cindi West told The B-Town Blog. “The deputy left and parked around the corner from the house facing Duvall Avenue in case the Alero returned to the residence. At around 12:01 p.m., the deputy saw a white Alero drive in front of him northbound on Duvall Avenue. As the deputy pulled behind the Alero, he saw it slowly turn into the dirt driveway at the suspect’s home on Duvall Avenue.”
West said that as the deputy turned on his lights, he identified the Alero and the driver and stopped the car. He contacted the male behind the wheel who was the vehicle’s only occupant and told him to exit his vehicle. The male did not immediately comply.
“The deputy noticed that he did not move his hands to grab the steering wheel or turn off the ignition,” West added. “When he asked the male if he was still handcuffed, he confirmed that he was. After the deputy was able to enter the Alero and put it in park, another deputy assisted in taking the suspect, who was indeed still handcuffed behind his back, into custody.”
Deputies confirmed the suspect’s identity from an identification card in the wallet in his back pocket. He was transported to Kent Jail where he was booked on an outstanding Kent Municipal Court warrant.
“Of note also,” West said, “the holding cell is downstairs in the Burien PCT but the deputy cannot leave his post since he not only takes people into custody but he also has to make arrests when the judges request so. He is kind of between a rock and a hard place!”