KENNEWICK -- Kennewick police officers caught a 22-year-old man wanted in two Washington counties after a brief foot pursuit and use of a Taser.
Police received a tip through Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers that Da'menique Lajuan Beasley was at the Kennewick Econo Lodge.
Beasley, of Seattle, came out of a second-floor room as officers approached around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, said Officer Tony Valdez of the Kennewick Police Department. "He just launched himself off the second story balcony."
Beasley landed on a truck canopy, which he dented, Valdez said. He then rolled off the canopy and ran.
Beasley was cornered in the breezeway of the motel by officers, Valdez said. He was Tasered when he refused to comply with officers' orders and started to come at them.
After he was Tasered, Beasley fell forward and received a cut on his forehead, Valdez said. He was briefly unconscious and was determined to be fine by medics, but was transported to Kennewick General Hospital for medical clearance.
Beasley is wanted in Pierce County on a charge of reckless endangerment for an alleged domestic violence incident that involved a broken window that caused glass to fall on an infant, Valdez said. He was also wanted in Seattle in connection with promoting prostitution.
He was arrested in connection with the Pierce County reckless endangerment charge. Valdez said he was also charged in connection with malicious mischief, resisting arrest and obstruction, all misdemeanors.
No officers or bystanders were injured, he said.
Valdez said police appreciated the anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers, since they would not have known Beasley was in the Tri-Cities.
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