The drama unfolded Friday at about 9 a.m. north of Lake Goodwin in the 4400 block of 192nd Street NW as the deputy was attempting to take the suspect into custody on an arrest warrant, said Snohomish County sheriff's spokeswoman Shari Ireton.
She said 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 and he remains at large.
The deputy was taken to the hospital for treatment of wounds and lacerations to the face, ear and hand. "We do not believe at this time that his wounds are serious," Ireton said, adding the deputy is a 31-year veteran of their department.
The suspect was later identified as Duane "DJ" Sanders, 29, of Stanwood.
Sanders was taken into custody Friday night.