Police Blotter - Dec. 12, 2012
ATTEMPTED CHILD ABDUCTION
A man tried to abduct a child at the intersection of North 5th and North ‘K’ streets on Dec. 7. A boy was walking to Lowell Elementary School when the man grabbed his arm. The boy told school employees, who called police. The suspect was not caught.
HIGH SCHOOL BURGLARY
A Lakewood man was arrested on Dec. 7 after allegedly stealing electronics from Mount Tahoma High School. An alarm sounded at about 2 a.m., which drew officers to the football stadium. Police found a broken window at the television booth, with the suspect inside. He told officers two youths had broken into the room and he was simply trying to stay out of the rain. Officers found tools and a backpack with stolen items.
SHOOTING AT STORAGE UNIT
A fatal shooting occurred at the Public Storage facility in the 1200 block of South Sprague Avenue on Dec. 4. A dispute began as two couples were moving items from unit to another. The two men, who are related by marriage, argued while one woman went to the other unit. She heard gunfire. She returned to find her husband, Patrick Nicholas, had been shot and the other couple had fled. Nicholas was hit by gunfire in the head and shoulder. He died the following day. Agyei J. McDaniel surrendered to police on Dec. 4. He told detectives that Nicholas reached into his coat pocket and thought he was about to pull out a gun. Fearing he would be shot, he pulled a gun and fired at Nicholas. A gun was found in Nicholas’ coat pocket. McDaniel is charged with second-degree murder. He pleaded not guilty and is being held in lieu of $1.5 million bail.
CAR HITS HOME
A man was arrested on Nov. 30 for allegedly crashing a car into a home while fleeing police. Bobby Anson Pease is accused of being the driver of a car that made an illegal lane change in the 9600 block of Tacoma Avenue South. When Pierce County Sheriff’s Department deputies tried to pull the car over, it sped off. At one point deputies in a squad car spotted the car in the 6400 block of South ‘F’ Street. Pease allegedly drove straight at them at high speed. The driver got up to 85 miles per hour on Portland Avenue before slowing down, apparently so deputies could catch up. He then got on South 38th Street, with speeds reaching 90 mph before he lost control and hit a fourplex at South ‘L’ Street. No one in the home was injured. Pease suffered a head injury and was taken to a hospital. He was later booked into jail. He is charged with two counts of first-degree assault and attempting to elude law enforcement. Pease pleaded guilty and his bail was set at $500,000.
INMATE COMMITS SUICIDE
A man facing life in prison under the state’s “three strikes” law died in Pierce County Jail on Nov. 30. He was charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree assault and attempting to elude a police vehicle, stemming from a carjacking incident. Corrections officers found he hanged himself with a bed sheet. They attempted cardio-pulmonary resuscitation but were unable to save him.
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