Man Suspected of Destroying Two Police Cars in Now in Jail
A 33-year-old Finley man suspected of destroying two police cars earlier this week is released from the hospital and booked in the Benton County Jail.
According to police Shane DeWeber led officers on a high speed chase and destroyed two patrol cars, before getting in a fight with two officers early Tuesday morning.
Police say DeWeber went to his estranged wife's home on East Bowles Road, and pounded on the door to get in.
His estranged wife called 911, and when police arrived at the home, officers say DeWeber armed himself with a sword and threatened the deputies.
Deputies tased him, but that had no effect on DeWeber as he got in his truck and drove away.
Deputies chased DeWeber for a few minutes, but they stopped the pursuit because they say it was too dangerous.
Then around 4:30 AM, they spotted DeWeber driving on Haney Road, just South of Bowles Road.
Deputies say DeWeber was driving with his headlights off at about 100 miles an hour.
A sheriff's deputy and a Kennewick police officer parked their cars on the side of the road and tried to place spike strips across the road.
But before they could, they say DeWeber pointed his truck at the two parked cars and rammed into both vehicles.
"I heard the crash. I thought it was something blowing down in the wind. I put my glasses on, it's 4:30 in the morning, looked outside, saw a sheriff's patrol car in my tree, and came out to ask questions" said Cassandra Stidham, neighbor.
The officers were able to get out of the way in time, but both cars were destroyed.
After the crash, deputies say DeWeber crawled out of his truck and ran toward the officers.
The officers tried to tase him, but that had no effect.
However, after a brief struggle, they were able to get DeWeber into custody.
DeWeber was then transported to Kennewick General Hospital, where he was last listed in stable condition in the ICU.
The Benton County Sheriff's Office is seeking criminal charges for DeWeber for attempted burglary, multiple counts of felony assault on an officer, and felony eluding of a police vehicle.
Police say DeWeber's arraignment will likely be tomorrow.