Pasco chase suspect faces multiple felonies for swerving at police, resisting arrest

Pasco chase suspect faces multiple felonies for swerving at police, resisting arrest
Pasco Police Department

PASCO, Wash. — A Pasco man was arrested Wednesday night after swerving at a patrol car and fighting with an officer during a police chase.

Charlie John Suarez, 30, allegedly violated a no-contact order by showing up at a woman’s home near Elm Avenue and Lewis Street and harassing her shortly before 11 p.m., Pasco police said.

The suspect left the area before officers arrived, but returned in a dark, compact SUV. Police drove after him and attempted to pull him over.

Suarez refused to stop and took off down Oregon Avenue until it turned into Highway 395. He then turned around at Foster Wells Road and continued southbound, speeding and weaving along the way.

At one point, he veered at an officer in a patrol car as if he was going to hit it.

After several failed PIT maneuvers, officers were finally able to force the SUV off the road, sending it through a chain-link fence, sending it into the compound of a crane company.

Police said Suarez took off running and and was chased down by an officer, telling police to shoot him. The man resisted arrest and tried to fight with the officer before he was taken into custody.

He was booked at the Franklin County Jail on suspicion of first-degree assault for swerving at the patrol and third-degree assault for fighting with an officer.

He was also arrested for allegedly violating a protection order, driving with a suspended license and attempting to elude police among other charges.

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