A veteran Issaquah police sergeant was injured on Oct. 11 when he was dragged for about 100 feet by a suspect trying to flee the scene.
On Monday at around 9:40 a.m. near the 700 block of state route 900, a sergeant and a motorcycle officer pulled over a driver with an out-of-state felony drug warrant. The sergeant approached vehicle and requested that the driver exit his vehicle. He refused and a struggle ensued, during which time the suspect attempted to drive off, dragging the sergeant along the road.
In his attempt to escape, the suspect drove into an open field and got stuck. The sergeant and the motorcycle officer were then able to arrest him.
The suspect is Luke Hansen, a 27-year-old man from Utah, who was booked into King County Jail for both the outstanding warrant and for second degree assault in Monday’s incident. Issaquah Police Cmdr. Scott Behrbaum said that he expects the suspect to be charged later today.
After the incident, the sergeant was transported to Overlake Hospital Medical Center, where he was treated and released. He is now recovering at home. His name has not been released.