A man is in custody Saturday after the Grant County Sheriff's Office's newest K9 team of Deputy Overland and K9 Chewbacca were called to help the Soap Lake Police Department when the man barricaded himself in a shed.
It started when a man called deputies to tell them he recognized his own vehicle, which had been reported stolen, on the road. The caller gave deputies a detailed description of the driver, the car, and their location. When deputies arrived, the suspect took off on foot to a nearby shed. The suspect was believed to be armed.
When K9 deputies arrived, an announcement was made over the PA system.
The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Brazen W. Penfield of Soap Lake, eventually gave himself up and was arrested without further incident. No one was hurt. Penfield was booked into the Grant County Jail and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of methamphetamine and obstructing a police officer.
K9 Chewbacca was one of the K9s that graduated from Spokane Police academy earlier this week.