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Benton County Sheriff: Attempted Burglary, Assault with a Weapon and Vehicle Pursuit ( 2 Patrol Cars Involved in Crash)

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DATE:   October 8, 2013                                 

TYPE OF INCIDENT:  Attempted Burglary, Assault with a Weapon and Vehicle Pursuit.

LOCATION OF INCIDENT:  209708 E. Bowles Rd




On this date, at 4:11 am, Shannon DeWeber called 911 from her residence located at 209708 E. Bowles Rd.  She reported that her estranged husband, Shane DeWeber (33 years of age) was pounding on her door and attempting to gain entry into the residence through a window.  Shane and Shannon have been separated two months and no longer reside together.     


Deputies from the Benton County Sheriff's Office arrived approximately seven minutes later and confronted Shane DeWeber in the driveway of Shannon DeWeber's residence.  Shane DeWeber armed himself with a sword, threatened the deputies and refused commands to surrender.  He also repeatedly asked the deputies to shoot him before climbing into his Dodge Ram pick-up.  A deputy was able to deploy his Taser, attempting to stop DeWeber from leaving, but the Taser had no effect on him.  DeWeber fled the scene in his truck with Deputies pursuing. 


Deputies pursed Shane DeWeber down SR 397 and Finley area roads.  The deputies terminated the pursuit, a few minutes later, due to the extreme danger to the public.   


At approximately 4:30 am Shane DeWeber was seen driving Northbound on Haney Road, just South of Bowles Road.  He was driving with his headlights off at approximately 100 mph.  A Deputy and Officer with the Kennewick Police Department attempted to place spike strips across the roadway to deflate DeWeber's vehicle tires.  Before they were able to do this DeWeber pointed his truck at the patrol cars, which were parked on the shoulder of the road with their emergency lights on, and rammed both vehicles.  The officers were barely able to get out of the way before being struck.  Both patrol cars were destroyed.


After the collision DeWeber crawled out of his truck and charged the two officers.  Shane DeWeber is a large man, approximately 6'5" tall weighing 260 lbs.  The officers again attempted to Tase DeWeber, but it had no effect.  A brief struggle ensued and DeWeber was taken into custody.  He was transported to Kennewick General Hospital, where he is currently in ICU, in stable condition. 


The Sheriff's Office will be seeking criminal charges for Attempted Burglary, multiple counts of Felony Assault on an Officer and Felony Elude of a Police Vehicle. 


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