On 8/29/19 at approximately 4:08 AM, Douglas County Deputies responded to a reported Trespass complaint in the area of the 2700 block of Westview Drive, East Wenatchee.
Upon arrival, Deputies located a 31-year-old male from East Wenatchee whom they have had prior contacts with, sitting in a vehicle. Upon contact, he displayed a knife towards Deputies and was observed to have visible blood on his clothing. The subject refused to exit the vehicle for Deputies.
Deputies attempted to negotiate with him for several hours to have him safely exit the vehicle for evaluation by medical personnel. As negotiation attempts failed, he subsequently sped from the location in the vehicle and proceeded southbound on N. Baker Avenue with speeds estimated in excess of 80 mph.
Deputies followed and observed him slow the vehicle and jump from it while traveling in the 2200 block of N. Baker Avenue. The vehicle continued to travel southbound on N. Baker Avenue, until it went off the roadway and crashed in the 2100 block.
He was contacted by Deputies, and refused to follow verbal commands given to him. A Taser was applied to him and he was safely taken into custody.
He was transported to Central Washington Hospital for medical treatment involving self-inflicted stab wounds.
Deputies determined this was an isolated incident and there is no further public safety risk. Criminal charges are pending for the subject.