Man arrested after ramming patrol car, overnight search on Vashon Island, deputies say

KING COUNTY -- A man was arrested early Sunday after an overnight search on Vashon Island following an incident that damaged a King County deputy’s car and shots being fired.

Deputies were called out around 6 pm Saturday initially on a domestic violence call between a mother and her adult son, according to King County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. D.B. Gates. Soon after, 911 calls were being made concerning road rage, vandalism and numerous threats, and it was connected to the same man involved in the earlier domestic call.

The man was spotted by a deputy around 6:45 pm on SW Windmill Road, on the Maury Island part of Vashon. After an attempted traffic stop, the suspect started ramming the deputy’s patrol car with his pickup. Gates said that the deputy fired several shots at the truck during the incident, but missed. The pickup then sped off afterward, with the patrol car damaged beyond use.

A search for the man began soon after, with all deputies who live on Vashon Island involved. Other deputies from White Center and Burien also went to the island to help in trying to locate the suspect.

The man was spotted early Sunday, around 4:30 am, in a house on Dockton Road SW. The man had broken into the home, which was unoccupied at the time. Once he was spotted, the man tried to flee, and Gates said a short foot chase took place. After a Taser was used, the suspect was caught and taken into custody.

No one was injured in any of the incidents, Gates said. The deputy who shot at the suspect’s truck was immediately placed on administrative leave, as per KCSO policy. Investigations are underway into all of the various events of the evening.

The suspect, Jesse James Mish, was booked into the King County Jail for assault, burglary and attempting to elude.