Officer Injured Saving Fleeing Suspect

A Shelton Police Officer was injured Friday night while saving a fleeing suspect who jumped into Goldsborough Creek.

At approximately 11 PM, the officer was in the 300 block of Cookson Avenue and arrested a 26-year-old Shelton resident for a variety of misdemeanor warrants. While searching the handcuffed suspect, he attempted to raise his head and hit the officers face. The officer pulled away to avoid the suspect striking him, and the suspect fled. The suspect ran several hundred yards with the officer chasing him. The suspect then dove into Goldsborough Creek and was quickly under the water.

The officer jumped into the creek to save the suspect and take him into custody. The suspect began kicking the officer and actively resisting. Both the officer and the suspect were now struggling in the fast moving water when a second officer jumped in to the creek and the two officers were able to control the suspect and bring him to shore.

During the struggle in the creek the suspect repeatedly kicked the officer causing injuries. The officer was taken to Mason General Hospital, treated and released.

The suspect was booked in to Mason County Jail for the warrants and resisting arrest.