WANTED MAN IN CUSTODY AFTER MANHUNT IN SNOHOMISH COUNTY
May 18, 2013
(CLEARVIEW, WA) -- A police manhunt for an individual that was considered extremely dangerous came to an end in Snohomish County Friday night with blasts from a water hose aimed at the wanted man who was up a tree in a Clearview neighborhood.
Vincent Nutter, 22, was taken into custody by the Snohomish County Violent Offenders Task Force Friday night. CLICK TO ENLARGE
The wanted man, suspect Vincent Nutter, 22, was taken into custody by the Snohomish County Violent Offenders Task Force following a call from a citizen who spotted Nutter walking down a nearby road according to sheriff's office spokeswoman Shari Ireton.
She says Nutter fled the area where the citizen had spotted him, then climbed 40 feet up into a tree near the 7000 block of 184th St SE. Officers surrounded the tree and tried to talk their suspect down but Nutter refused to budge.
So firefighters from Fire District 7 arrived on scene and using a fire hose, sprayed a few blasts of water up the tree and that convinced the suspect to willingly climb down and once on the ground he was then taken into custody unharmed around 8:30 pm.
Nutter was scheduled to be booked into jail on outstanding warrants and other charges related to the stolen car in which he allegedly fled from police earlier Friday. Other charges may also be pending.
For a time Friday night the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office had closed off an area in the Clearview neighborhood while they search for their suspect who they believed was armed and dangerous.
The drama began when deputies attempted to serve Nutter with a felony warrant for a previous weapons-related charge, when the suspect fled in a vehicle from the 7000 block of Interurban Ave at around 2:25 pm Friday.
Deputies followed their man until the suspect stopped his vehicle at the intersection of 180th St SE and James St. then fled on foot.
The Sheriff’s Office at that point went into full gear using a chopper, patrol officers and K-9 units to find their man.