Kennewick man avoids cops by climbing on roof after violating court order

Image credit: Kennewick Police Department, Facebook

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Firefighters and police officers were dispatched to a late-night call for reports that a male suspect violated a court order by visiting someone he was restricted from contacting. In his attempt to avoid being arrested, the suspect allegedly climbed onto the roof of an apartment complex and refused to get down.

According to a social media alert from the Kennewick Police Department, officers responded to the 600-block of S Kent St around midnight on June 21, 2022, and made contact with the victim. KPD officers developed probable cause to arrest the male respondent over a domestic violence court order violation.

When officers tried to make contact with the suspect, he allegedly made his way onto the roof of this apartment building. That’s when crews from the Kennewick Fire Department were called to lend a hand by providing a ladder. This would allow KPD officers to get onto the roof and bring the suspect into custody.

Even while these preparations were being made, the male suspect allegedly refused to cooperate with requests from KPD officers. Finally, just as officers were about to gain rooftop access, the suspect conceded and turned himself in to police custody without any further incident.

They brought him to the Benton County Jail, where he was booked for violating his court order.

This is a developing news story. An update and/or follow-up may be issued if new and relevant details are revealed.


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