Orting officers, Pierce County deputies team up to arrest career criminal | Orting Police Department

Over the weekend, Orting Police officers, assisted by deputies from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, arrested a suspect with multiple warrants and a long criminal history.

Over the weekend, Orting Police officers, assisted by deputies from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, arrested a suspect with multiple warrants and a long criminal history.

On Aug. 13, 2016, the Orting Police Department requested assistance from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department to arrest a 38-year-old male suspect who had evaded capture several times. The suspect had multiple felony warrants for his arrest and has a long history of felony convictions including armed robbery, burglary and theft. He was also a suspect in a burglary that occurred earlier that day. A firearm was stolen during the burglary and the suspect was believed to be armed and dangerous.

Officers and deputies arrived at the Orting farm where the suspect was known to be hiding, and they knocked on the front door. Minutes later, deputies who were surrounding the property saw a dark figure moving near the fence line. They turned on their flashlights and immediately recognized the suspect. They pursued him on foot, announcing who they were and ordering the suspect to stop. After the suspect refused to comply, a pursuing deputy deployed his K-9. Moments later, the K-9 made contact with the suspect and the deputy took the suspect to the ground. The suspect violently resisted arrest, kicking deputies to try and get them off of him. Once the suspect was detained, Orting Valley Fire & Rescue District #18 responded and rendered aid for the suspect’s dog bites. He was booked into the Pierce County Jail.

“The Orting Police Department is very appreciative of the help received from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and Orting residents,” said Orting Police Chief Bill Drake. “We’re proud to have removed this career criminal from our community.”

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