Kent Police arrest man after street fight | Police Blotter
By STEVE HUNTER
Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter
November 9, 2011 · Updated 9:35 PM
Kent Police arrested a man for investigation of provoking assault and obstructing an officer after he fought another man along the street at about 4:54 p.m. Nov. 4 in the 6800 block of South 194th Place, just off the West Valley Highway.
An officer fired a Taser and used pepper spray in order to detain one of the men after he refused to go to the ground, according to the police report.
The incident reportedly started on a Metro bus ride from Seattle when one of the men was being loud and unruly toward other passengers in an effort to get into a fight with somebody. The two men are apparently casual acquaintances.
When the two got off the bus along the West Valley Highway, the one man told the other one, "You're gonna fight me. This is how we do it in the hood."
The two argued before the man who wanted to start a fight tackled the other man. The two fought each other and the man who was attacked told officers he landed about six or seven punches to the man's face.
A nearby witness saw the fight and stepped between the two men to stop it. When the first police officer arrived, she ordered the man who wanted to keep fighting to go to the ground, but he refused to cooperate.
When the officer pulled out her Taser and told the man to get down to the ground, the man replied, "Go ahead, Tase me," and took a step toward the officer. The officer shot him with two darts, one to the stomach and one to the chest. The darts failed to stop him.
"Is that all you got?" he said to the officer.
The officer then sprayed him in the face with pepper spray. That caused the man to stumble back and grab his face. He leaned on the hood of the patrol car but refused to put his ams at his side as commanded by the officer, who then used her flashlight to strike the man in the arm. The man then gave up and a second officer arrived to help handcuff him.
After checking the identities of both men, police arrested the second man for a state Department of Corrections warrant for violation of the uniform controlled substance act.
Officers arrested a man for investigation of fourth-degree assault after he reportedly put his hands around his wife's neck and forced her onto a couch at about 4:45 a.m. Nov. 2 at an apartment in the 11000 block of Southeast Kent Kangley Road.
Officers saw the man grab the woman as they watched through an apartment window, according to the police report.
Police responded to a call of a man and woman yelling at each other. The officers heard the argument as they arrived at the apartment. They tried to kick in the front door when they saw the man grabbing the woman, but were unable to break the door.
When officers demanded that someone come to the door, the man ordered his wife to a back room and eventually came out of the apartment with his hands in the air and was taken into custody.
The wife refused to give a statement to the officers other than "He makes all the money, I'm just a housewife."Contact Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter Steve Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-872-6600, ext. 5052.