Sheriff’s Use ‘Grenades’, Tear Gas to Pry Violent Suspect From Home
Grant County Deputies and Moses Lake Police were busy Thursday, trying to extricate a violent domestic violence suspect from a home.
Man accused of assaulting woman then flees to home and barricades himself
Around noon, Grant County Deputies and Moses Lake Police were alerted to an assault that had just occurred at a Moses Lake home on Highland Road Northeast.
The suspect had allegedly attacked the woman, then fled. As Law Enforcement officers approached the home, they saw the suspect's vehicle speeding away in the distance.
Man barricaded himself inside another home.
The suspect, identified as 53-year-old Robbie Marcher of Moses Lake, was known to authorities for past incidents was considered violent. The Moses Lake Regional Tactical Support Team surrounded the home in the 9000 block of Road H. 1 Northwest and ordered him to surrender, but he refused.
After negotiations failed, and Marcher continued to threaten officers, a number of flashbang stun 'grenades' were tossed inside the home but Marcher continued to resist. Finally, tear gas was deployed and he was forced out by the gas and taken down and captured.
According to the Grant County Sheriff's Office:
"Marcher is lodged in the Grant County Jail on suspicion of second-degree assault (domestic violence) and making threats to kill law enforcement. The woman who called 9-1-1 is safe and sustained non-life-threatening injuries."
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