Attempted burglary leads to police pursuit and arrest on South Hill

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 15, 2013 at 6:27 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 15 at 1:59 PM

Spokane, Wash. -- An attempted burglary early Monday morning ended with a man being tased and arrested on Spokane’s South Hill.

Officials said a woman living in an apartment on the 100 block of W 11th Street reported a man had climbed into her window around 3 a.m. She told police she recognized the man as an acquaintance but he did not have permission to be in her home.  She also gave a description of the man’s truck.

When officers arrived on scene, the man was leaving the home in a red, pick-up truck and police followed. Police tried to use a pit maneuver to stop the truck and failed. The man then began going north in southbound lanes of Maple Street.

Police used another pit maneuver and the man hit a tree at 9th Street and Maple Street. Police were able to block the truck from leaving but the man tried to flee.

Authorities said the suspect fought with officers and it took several of them to bring him down. Once officers were able to get him on the ground he continued to be combative. Officers said they tased the man and it had no effect on him.

Charles Chatburn, 25, was taken into custody. Authorities said he faces charges of residential burglary attempting to elude, 3rd degree assault on officers, resisting arrest and DUI.

Chatburn was also taken to the hospital for his injuries and was medically cleared for jail.

No officers were seriously injured during the altercation.

 

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