Man tasered, arrested for assault

A 24-year-old man was Tasered and arrested by two Hoquiam Police Officers after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and violated a no-contact order against his mother, Sgt. Jeff Salstrom said Friday.

A plea for help came in at around 5:30 p.m. The man, who Salstrom said is well known to Hoquiam police, had just left the scene of the alleged assault on the 2800 block of Sumner Avenue. He fled to his mother’s house nearby and was found by police hiding in a bedroom, Salstrom said.

Police ordered him to show his hands, but the man kept one hand down near his side.

He refused to drop the object, Salstrom said. Concerned he might have a knife, one of the officers stunned him with the Taser, he said. He was taken into custody and will be cited with one charge of domestic assault in the 4th degree against the girlfriend and one charge of violating a no-contact order against the mother, Salstrom said.

The mother has had a no-contact order against her son for a long time, he said. “We have been dealing with him since he was a juvenile,” said Salstrom.

The girlfriend was not seriously injured and was not medically treated, Salstrom said.

After he is charged with the two misdemeanors, he will be booked into the Hoquiam Jail, Salstrom said. The man is a felon, having previously been convicted of illegal possession of a firearm, he added.


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