A 29-year-old Federal Way man was booked into jail and faces multiple felony and misdemeanor charges after allegedly fleeing from an officer and crashing a stolen vehicle he was driving southbound on I-405 in Renton on Tuesday, April 18th at 11:30 am. A Bellevue police officer attempted to pull the suspect’s car over in the Factoria area for a traffic violation. The suspect refused to stop, took off, and sped south on I-405.
Moments later, the suspect crashed the stolen vehicle into the freeway median and another vehicle in traffic. The officer arrived at the crash site and, following a brief altercation, took the suspect into custody. Investigators recovered a loaded handgun at the scene.
The suspect was transported to the hospital due to the crash and was evaluated. After being cleared at the hospital, the suspect was booked into King County Jail. The officer was not seriously injured.
Detectives are referring charges to the King County Prosecutor’s Office, including Failure to obey an officer, Possession of a stolen vehicle, Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest, Attempted Hit & Run, Assault in the third degree, Carrying Firearms, and Unlawful possession of firearms.
Detectives are asking for any witnesses or those who may have video of the incident to please contact Detective Denzel Kankam at email@example.com.