MAN ARRESTED AFTER ASSAULT AND TIRADE
The Hoquiam Police Department is investigating a bizarre assault that included threats against officers, the Hoquiam K9 Unit and a dead martin. Chief Jeff Myers says officers were first called to the home on Division Street on Monday night by an assault in which a 41-year-old Aberdeen man was punched in the nose by a 33-year-old Hoquiam man who burst into the home “holding a dead marten by the tail”.
The suspect eventually fled, but was found a short time later arguing with a woman at a home on Panama Avenue. The man, who was known to have made threats against officers in the past, refused orders to surrender at gunpoint and attempted to flee but eventually stopped as the Hoquiam K9 unit was approaching him.
As he was being arrested, Myers says the man grabbed an officer by the leg, but was restrained, handcuffed and put in a patrol car, where he continued to yell threats and profanities at the officers and smash his head into the plastic partition. After being examined at Community Hospital, the man was booked into the county jail for felony Assault and Burglary along with reckless driving, driving while license revoked and resisting arrest.