Mountlake Terrace man arrested after attempting to flee in patrol vehicle

A Mountlake Terrace man was arrested Monday after attempting to flee in a deputy’s patrol car.

Around 1:45 a.m., deputies responded to a call of an assault with a weapon at a gas station in the 200 block of 128th Street Southwest in Everett.

Deputies learned there were two men fighting, and one was armed with a knife and a screwdriver.

That man threw the knife down, but refused to drop the screwdriver.

As the man walked away, he quickly turned back towards the gas station parking lot and picked up his pace.

As the deputy and K9 neared his vehicle, the car sensed his key fob, unlocking the driver’s door.

The man quickly jumped into the driver’s seat, but the deputy quickly pulled open the door and ordered the K9 inside.

As the K9 jumped inside and bit the man’s arm, he put the car in drive and stepped on the gas.

A safety feature prevented the car from driving off and after a struggle, the deputy and K9 removed the man from the car.

When backup units arrived, the man continued to fight with deputies, but was eventually taken into custody.

The 33-year-old man was transported to a hospital for treatment and booked into the Snohomish County jail for felony harassment, resisting arrest, vehicle theft and a previous case of indecent exposure.