Jordan Ferguson, Corporal/Patrol, PIO, 509.363.8285, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 1:05 p.m.
Spokane PD tracks down and arrests repeat violent offender
On 4-17-15 thirty year old Brandon K Hutchinson was arrested following a vehicle pursuit with collisions, a foot pursuit and a fight with an SPD officer where he accessed the officer’s Taser and fired it point blank at the officer’s face, initially believing it to be a firearm, then used the Taser on the officer’s neck in drive stun mode. He was booked into Jail for several felonies, including the 1st assault with a weapon on the officer and a felony warrant, and was bailed out shortly thereafter. He was armed with a firearm as a convicted felon at the time, but dropped his gun and sought to shoot the arresting officer with his own duty weapon instead. When taken to Jail, he actually jumped into the driver’s seat of the patrol car and tried to escape. He was able to bond out a few days later.
Three weeks later Hutchinson had warrants issued for these crimes. Spokane PD officers from the PACT (Patrol Anti-Crime Team) learned that he was at a location in the Spokane Valley and possibly armed. Officers set up surveillance and attempted to arrest Hutchinson as he was getting in to the passenger side of a vehicle. As officers approached, Hutchinson reached for the center console. Hutchinson pushed the driver out of the car, hopped in the driver’s seat and sped off. Hutchinson drove off at high speeds while pursed by officers. Hutchinson crashed, ran from the scene, and fought violently with officers. He was booked in to jail on his warrants and new felony charges.
Hutchinson’s reckless behavior puts citizens at risk. Spokane PD will continue to aggressively pursue individuals that engage in this type of violent behavior.
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