Neighbor Helps SPD Arrest Suspect

Julie Humphreys, Public Safety Communication Manager, 509.625.5868


Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 8:16 a.m.


Good Samaritan assists in arrest of a suspect in a volatile incident where two suspects posed a significant threat to police and community

On Sunday 5/08/2022 officers responded to a call about a car parked in front of a residence with a female and a male arguing and possibly doing drugs. Two officers arrived on scene and while conducting an initial investigation they learned the male, identified as Kyle Sundeen (29), had an outstanding felony warrant for Attempt to Elude. Sundeen was sitting on a curb at the officers request. Officers informed him of the warrant which he acknowledged he was aware of. The officers then attempted to handcuff Sundeen who was resisting and trying to flee. Officers quickly realized Sundeen had a gun tucked into his waistband and also had a knife. At the same time, the female got out of the vehicle after being told several times to stay put. As the officers wrestled to arrest Sundeen, the female grabbed one officer from the back and shoved him to the ground. The officer was able to get a hold of the female and while attempting to secure her, the female appeared to have a medical issue. The officer then relaxed efforts to put the woman in handcuffs and stayed with her. The other officer meantime, continued to struggle with Sundeen when a neighbor ran out and asked if the officers needed help. He quickly assisted the officer attempting to arrest Sundeen who yelled that Sundeen had a gun. The neighbor was able to toss the gun and the knife away from the officer and allow the officer to finally secure Sundeen in handcuffs.

Sundeen informed officers that the female, who was losing consciousness, had consumed multiple mexi-pills earlier. Officers administered Narcan before medics arrived to take over aid. She was transported to a local hospital. Further investigation showed Sundeen is a convicted felon and not allowed to be in possession of a firearm. Additionally the recovered firearm had been reported stolen during a vehicle prowling. Sundeen was charged with Assault 3rd Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 2nd Degree, Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Resisting Arrest. The female, Jordan Charbonneau, (29 ) was charged with Assault 3rd Degree.

SPD thanks the neighbor for his bravery in assisting police in apprehending an armed and combative subject.



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