Suspect in Stanwood deputy attack in custody

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 18 at 7:14 PM

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. -- After an all day police manhunt, the one-eyed suspect with a handcuffed left wrist accused of assaulting a Snohomish County sheriff's deputy in Stanwood turned himself into authorities Friday night.

Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said the parents of Duane "DJ" Sanders, 29, drove him to the Everett jail, where deputies took him into custody. Sanders will be booked for third degree assault and outstanding warrants.

Police had launched a widespread manhunt early Friday in the wooded rural area of Lake Goodwin after Sanders allegedly punched a sheriff's deputy and fled.

Around 9 a.m. the deputy had found an abandoned stolen car in the 4400 block of 192nd Avenue NW. He was waiting for a tow truck when a man approached him. The deputy recognized the suspect as Sanders, who has several warrants out for his arrest.

Once the deputy recognized Sanders and tried to take him into custody, authorities say Sanders fought back, punching the deputy in the face.  He left his own pickup behind and ran away, but not before the deputy managed to handcuff one of his wrists.

The deputy was transported to a nearby hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.

Sanders was described as 5'4" tall, about 130-lbs with facial hair and missing his right eye. He also has a handcuff on his left wrist. He was last seen wearing a dark fleece jacket and jeans.

He has a long criminal history, including felony convictions from forgery to burglary and even assault.

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