Petelo W. Feo, Jr., is alleged to have slammed the officer to the ground and raced a mile from the downtown Seattle jail before police nabbed him. Feo, 19, ended up in custody initially due to allegations he violated a restraining order by attending a University of Washington graduation ceremony.
At 2 p.m. on June 16, UW police arrested Feo at Hec Edmundson Pavilion following a report he had violated a no-contact order issued two days before. The order barred Feo from being within 500 feet of the protected person; Feo allegedly told police he'd come to the ceremony to watch the protected person, but claimed he thought he was sitting far enough away.
Driven to King County Jail, Feo slammed the UW police officer to the ground during a struggle at the secure jail entrance, according to charging papers. Handcuffed, Feo is alleged to have run from the jail chased by the officer he'd knocked down.
The UW officer and others found Feo hiding near the intersection of Yesler Way and Sixth Street. According to charging papers, Feo jumped off a 20-foot-high wall into a parking lot, injuring his face in the process.
Officers rushed to Feo and shocked him with a stun gun when he attempted to flee, according to charging papers. Feo was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.
Writing the court, a UW Police detective said Feo admitted to running from the officer but claimed the officer tripped and fell without his help. According to charging papers, Feo told police the officers stood around taking photos of him before taking him to the emergency room.
The officer suffered skinned elbows during the purported assault. Feo sustained scrapes and bruises.
Feo has been charged with escape and third-degree assault, as well as misdemeanor violation of a domestic violence protection order. He remains jailed.