15-year-old former Tahoma student arrested for allegedly punching King County Sheriff's deputy at football game
By TJ MARTINELL
Covington Reporter Reporter
September 26, 2012 · Updated 7:33 AM
According to Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Cindi West, the former student confronted a King County deputy who was assisting a staff member while escorting a student off school grounds.
The former student demanded to know why the student was escorted off school grounds.
According to West, the former student became “extremely verbal” with the deputy when he declined to give an explanation. He allegedly continued to rant at the deputy until the deputy informed him he would have to leave school grounds.
West stated a crowd then formed as the former student allegedly refused to leave after being told several times. When the deputy grabbed his arm to escort him off the property, the former student allegedly attempted to punch the deputy, but missed.
He then swung again and struck the deputy in the face. The former student then tried to run away but was eventually tackled and arrested.
He was booked at the King County Youth Center for Investigation of Assault and the case was forwarded to detectives for review.
Contact Covington Reporter Reporter TJ Martinell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-432-1209 ext. 5052.