SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.--A 30-year-old woman tried to run over a Spokane Valley deputy on Saturday according to authorities.
Deputy Clay Hilton was parked near W. 3rd Ave and E. 4th Ave when he saw a car pass by him. The deputy saw the driver, 30-year-old Shanell Haddon, was not wearing her seatbelt. He also noticed an equipment violation on her car.
Deputy Hilton attempted to pull Haddon over. She turned off her lights and pulled into a driveway according to deputies. Deputy Hilton pulled in behind her and walked towards her driver’s side door.
The deputy heard Haddon rev her engine and saw her reverse lights come on. Haddon looked directly at Deputy Hilton, turned the steering wheel to the right and accelerated in reverse, according to the deputy.
Deputy Hilton said he saw the front of Haddon’s vehicle turning towards him and he jumped out of the way to avoid being run over. Haddon stopped and accelerated forward towards Deputy Hilton in what he believed was a second attempt to run him over. Haddon then fled the scene, according to the Spokane Valley Police Department.
Deputy Hilton told dispatch Haddon had attempted to run him over and that he was in pursuit of her vehicle. Haddon lost control of her vehicle and struck a parked car on the east side of Bowdish, according to police. Officials said Haddon’s vehicle spun counter-clockwise, came to rest in the middle of Bowdish and Haddon ran from the vehicle.
Deputy Hilton caught Haddon trying to climb a six-foot fence in the backyard of a residence near her vehicle. When she saw Deputy Hilton, Haddon clenched her fists and started swinging at Deputy Hilton, according to police. Officials said Deputy Hilton took control of her upper body, escorted her to the ground and was able to place Haddon in handcuffs after a short struggle.
When Deputy Hilton spoke with Haddon she told him she knew she tried to run him over because she did not want to go back to jail, according to police. She said she knew she had a suspended license and an unknown amount of methamphetamine in her purse and got scared.
Officials said she continued to tell Deputy Hilton she did not know if she ran him over and even if she did, she would not have stopped. Officials added Haddon told Deputy Hilton she accelerated at him because she thought she was going to get shot, she did not want to go to jail and said, “I just hoped you were going to get out of the way”.
Deputies found digital scales, small baggies and 24.4 grams of methamphetamine in Haddon’s purse. She said she was taking the meth to her friends because they left it at her house.
Haddon was booked into jail for 1st Degree Assault, Hit and Run, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Eluding, Driving While License Suspended and Resisting Arrest and Obstructing.