Officer Injured While Arresting Assault Suspect

A Shelton Police Officer was injured Friday while apprehending a suspect in an assault case.

According to a news release, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Park Street about 3:20 PM after MACECOM received reports of a man with a rifle involved in a disturbance with another man. As officers arrived, they saw two subjects matching the descriptions given in the 9-1-1 calls involved in an argument. Officers also saw a rifle on the ground nearby.

During the detention and subsequent arrest of the subjects, a Shelton Police officer dislocated his knee, was transported to the hospital for treatment, and is currently recovering at home.

Witnesses told investigators one of the men forced entry into the other’s residence, pointed a shotgun at the victim’s face, and began making threats. The suspect then struck the victim in the neck with a small baseball bat. The argument moved outside and witnesses called 9-1-1.

Officers obtained a search warrant and recovered the shotgun and the baseball bat believed to have been used in the assault.

A 36-year-old man was booked into Mason County Jail for Burglary, Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.