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Intoxicated Man Refuses Help, Assaults Deputies

Posted 6/4/2014 10:25 AM by MDGREGORY

On June 1st, 2014, at 10:20 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies Lamont Petersen, Chad Eaton and Bryon Zlateff responded to the call of an intoxicated man in the area of 2600 N. Pines Road. Deputies located the man, identified as 42-year-old Philip Lowe, who told deputies to either kill him or take him to jail. Deputy Petersen explained to Lowe that he was not in trouble, was not under arrest and offered to give him a ride home. Lowe refused Deputy Petersen’s offer of assistance, walked to Deputy Petersen’s patrol vehicle and attempted to get into the back seat.

Deputy Petersen ordered Lowe to step away from his vehicle and walked towards him. Lowe turned towards Deputy Eaton, clenched his fists and assumed a fighting stance. Lowe yelled at the deputies and ran towards Deputy Eaton. Deputy Eaton ordered Lowe to stop as he ran towards him. Deputy Eaton pushed Lowe back and Lowe grabbed onto his arm. Deputy Eaton and Deputy Petersen were able to detain Lowe, escort him to the ground and place him in handcuffs.

After Lowe was detained, Deputy Petersen walked behind Lowe and he kicked Deputy Petersen in the legs. The deputy’s had to place leg restraints on Lowe until he relaxed and they were able to place him in the back seat of a patrol vehicle.

• Lowe was booked into jail for two counts of 3rd Degree Assault and one count of Resisting Arrest.