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30-Year-Old Female Tries To Run Over Deputy

Posted 2/24/2014 2:55 PM by MDGREGORY

On Saturday, February 22nd, 2014, at about 10:20 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Clay Hilton was parked near the 12700 block of E. 4th Ave. when he witnessed a vehicle pass by him westbound on 4th. Deputy Hilton noticed the driver, later identified as 30-year-old Shanell Haddon, was not wearing her seatbelt and also noticed an equipment violation on her vehicle.

Deputy Hilton pulled in behind Haddon’s vehicle and activated his emergency lights in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop. Haddon turned off her lights and pulled into a driveway at 12415 E. 4th.

Deputy Hilton pulled in behind Haddon’s vehicle and walked towards the driver’s side door. As he walked past the rear, driver’s side corner of her vehicle, he heard Haddon rev the engine and saw the reverse lights come on. Haddon looked directly at Deputy Hilton, turned the steering wheel to the right and accelerated in reverse. Deputy Hilton observed the front of Haddon’s vehicle turning towards him and he jumped out of the way to avoid being run over. Haddon stopped and accelerated forward towards Deputy Hilton in what he believed was a second attempt to run him over. Haddon then fled the scene westbound on 4th.

Deputy Hilton told dispatch Haddon had attempted to run him over and he was now in pursuit of her vehicle westbound on 4th. Haddon turned southbound onto Bowdish and at the intersection of 16th and Bowdish Haddon’s vehicle became partially airborne. Haddon lost control of her vehicle and struck a parked car on the east side of Bowdish. Haddon’s vehicle spun counter-clockwise, came to rest in the middle of Bowdish and Haddon ran southbound from the vehicle.

Deputy Hilton caught Haddon attempting to climb a 6’ fence in the backyard of a residence near her vehicle. When she noticed Deputy Hilton, Haddon clenched her fists and started swinging at Deputy Hilton. Deputy Hilton took control of her upper body, escorted her to the ground and was able to place Haddon in handcuffs after a short struggle.

When Deputy Hilton spoke with Haddon she told him she knew she tried to run him over because she didn’t want to go back to jail. She said she knew she had a suspended license and an unknown amount of methamphetamine in her purse and “got scared”. She continued to tell Deputy Hilton she didn’t know if she ran him over and even if she did, she wouldn’t have stopped. She told Deputy Hilton she accelerated at him because she thought she was going to get shot, she did not want to go to jail and said “I just hoped you were going to get out of the way”.

Deputies located digital scales, small baggies and 24.4 grams of methamphetamine in Haddon’s purse. She said she was taking the meth to her friends because “she forgot it at my house”.

• Haddon was booked into jail for 1st Degree Assault, Hit and Run, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Eluding, Driving While License Suspended, Resisting Arrest and Obstructing.