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vincent nutterSNOHOMISH COUNTY —  A manhunt lasting several hours near Mill Creek Friday night ended with officers blasting 22-year-old Vincent Nutter with a fire hose and arresting him.

Nutter was wanted on a weapons charge and took off in a stolen car when deputies tried to serve him with a warrant Friday afternoon.  The community was sent into lock-down as Nutter dumped the car at the intersection of 180th St and James, and ran into the woods.

After several hours of searching, officers got a tip and found Nutter hiding in a tree.  They ended up blasting him with a fire hose to get him to come down and surrender around 8:30 p.m.

“It really took a big group effort, and it was great because no one in law enforcement was harmed, no one in the public was harmed, and the suspect wasn’t harmed,” said Shari Ireton of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.  “So, it was a good way to end the evening.”

Nutter’s father, who is also wanted for felony weapons charges, is still on the run.  If you see Mark Nutter call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.marknutters

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4 comments

  • Brian

    Trapping yourself in a tree? Thanks for making it easy, genius. Good work by law enforcement and whoever provided the tips. Now, track down the dad and arrange a nice little family reunion!

  • justme

    I bet that was an awesome call for the firefighter that got to blast him down with the hoseline. Definately one to add to the book for a once in a lifetime call :)

    • crystal

      I would have to say the ridiculous comments made here in reference to people that none of you will ever begin to have enough intelligence or integrity to have the privilege to interact with is a far greater show of stupidity. So shut your narrow minded heartless idiot mouths.


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