SPANAWAY, Wash. — A 21-year-old man who attacked two deputies in a “vicious fight” after being caught driving a stolen car admitted to taking meth 10 minutes before the incident, according to charges filed in Pierce County Superior Court.
According to the charging documents, two Pierce County Sheriff’s Office deputies spotted the stolen car around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday and pulled it over near 158th Street East and B Street East in Spanaway.
When the deputies got out of the patrol car with their guns drawn, the driver in the stolen car accelerated, made a U-turn and headed back at the deputies, according to the charging documents.
The deputies used their car to block the stolen car and pin the driver’s door closed. The driver, later identified as Jacob Bolstad, reportedly climbed over a person sitting in the passenger seat and ran from the car.
One of the deputies chased after Bolstad and tackled him when his Taser failed to stop Bolstad. According to the charging documents, a “vicious fight” ensued in which Bolstad punched, kicked, elbowed and body slammed the deputy while also attempting to grab the deputy’s gun.
The second deputy pulled his gun on Bolstad, who stopped fighting. According to the charging documents, the deputies were on top of Bolstad and trying to handcuff him when he lifted both of them off of him and resumed fighting.
The deputies were eventually able to get Bolstad handcuffed at gunpoint.
According to the charging documents, Bolstad admitted the car was stolen and said he tried to run because there is a warrant out for his arrest. He also reportedly admitted to taking meth about 10 minutes before the deputies stopped him.
Bolstad has been charged with assault, possession of a stolen vehicle, attempting to elude a police vehicle, resisting arrest and driving with a suspended license.