Crime

Yelm woman arrested after allegedly trying to run over deputy

A 19-year-old Yelm woman was arrested Sunday after allegedly assaulting family members and trying to run over a Thurston County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

Deputies were dispatched to a home in the 14000 block of Yelm Highway at about 6:45 p.m. on Sunday for a report of a domestic dispute and suicide threat, according to Lt. Greg Elwin.

“When the first deputy arrived, he observed the suspect driving erratically in the yard and at other family members,” Elwin wrote in a news release.

The deputy stopped at a gate, and the woman drove toward it.

“The deputy ordered the suspect to stop, but she accelerated towards him, forcing him to jump out of the way in order to avoid being hit,” Elwin wrote.

A Yelm police officer spotted the vehicle, and a short pursuit ensued back toward the residence. The deputy and police officer worked together to stop the woman, who was taken into custody and booked into Thurston County Jail.

The woman is under investigation for two counts of first-degree assault involving the deputy and a family member, and fourth-degree domestic violence on a family member, according to Elwin.

A family member was treated at the scene for possible injuries, and the deputy was transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia for evaluation, the news release stated. The deputy was released from the hospital.

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