Guilty plea in assault on Snohomish County deputy

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A Stanwood man who fought with a Snohomish County sheriff's deputy pleaded guilty Thursday to assault and possessing a stolen vehicle.

The Daily Herald reports 29-year-old Duane Sanders will be sentenced Monday in Everett.

The deputy tried to arrest Sanders in October while recovering a stolen pickup truck. The deputy had managed to get one handcuff on when the suspect fought back, striking the deputy in the face with the loose handcuff. The suspect then was able to flee the scene.

A search was unsuccessful but he surrendered the next day, still wearing handcuffs.

The deputy was taken to the hospital for treatment of wounds and lacerations to the face, ear and hand.