One Ocean Shores Police Officer was injured and another treated for possible exposure to a biological hazard after a lengthy foot pursuit in downtown Ocean Shores. Sgt. David McManus tells KBKW a woman called 911 to report that her ex-boyfriend was inside her house and refusing to leave at about 5:23 Monday evening. A domestic violence No-Contact Order, issued by the Tribal Court of the Quinault Indian Nation, prohibited the male from having contact with the female or being within 200 feet of her residence or workplace. A felony warrant also existed for the male’s arrest on a prior charge of Identity Theft.
The male walked away from the location, and when Officers tried to contact him he ran from them. Four Ocean Shores Officers gave chase as the male ran in and out through business and residential properties. The Ocean Shores Officers were soon assisted by the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Department’s K9 unit.
Finally the suspect was brought to the ground by one of the Ocean Shores Officers, who was injured as they fell together. Another Ocean Shores Officer was assaulted when the suspect spit into the Officer’s mouth.
At the time of this report, the first Officer was being treated for possible broken ribs at Community Hospital. The second Officer was treated at the hospital and then returned to work.
The 24-year old Taholah resident was booked at the County Jail for the warrant and for a felony charge of assaulting a law enforcement officer.