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Sheriff’s Deputy Assaulted During Arrest, Suspect At Large
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18, 2013
CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
Media line: 425-359-9323
STANWOOD, Wash – A Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputy was assaulted as he attempted to arrest a suspect this morning around 9 AM for a warrant at the 4400 block of 192nd Ave NW. The suspect, 29 year-old Duane “DJ” Sanders from Stanwood, struck the deputy in the face, ear and hand as he was being handcuffed, then fled the scene. The deputy was transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. A search for Sanders continues in the area.
Sanders was last seen wearing a dark fleece jacket and jeans. He is 5’4” approx. 130lbs. with facial hair and missing his right eye. He has a handcuff left wrist. Anyone who sees Sanders is asked to call 911 immediately.