Man with sword flees police at 100 mph, plows into squads

Shane DeWeber was stunned with a TASER twice with no effect after his estranged wife reported he was at her home licking her windows


By Geoff Folsom
Tri-City Herald

FINLEY, Wash. — A Finley man faces multiple charges for allegedly leading officers on a high-speed chase exceeding 100 mph and deliberately crashing into two patrol cars early Tuesday morning.

Shane DeWeber, 33, brandished a sword, fought with police and was stunned with a Taser twice — with no effect — before being taken into custody, according to Benton County Sheriff Steve Keane. DeWeber, who stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 260 pounds, took the sword out of his pickup and threatened deputies, who were standing 15 to 20 feet away, while refusing commands to surrender and asking them to shoot him, Keane said. He got in the pickup and fled after a deputy attempted to stun him with a Taser.

He led deputies on a high-speed chase down Highway 397 and other roads around Finley, often driving on the wrong side of the road, Keane said. They gave up the pursuit out of concern for the public.

His second confrontation with officers came after he crashed his Dodge Ram pickup at more than 100 mph into vehicles from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and Kennewick Police Department that were waiting for him along Haney Road around 4:30 a.m., Keane said.

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