Man arrested after allegedly punching state trooper in the face

Ian T. Sepetys was booked for third-degree assault with a bail of $62,500

Man arrested after allegedly punching state trooper in the face

A 30-year-old man was arrested last week after allegedly punching a state trooper in the face after he was stopped for not being license eligible.

According to a Washington State Patrol investigation report, Ian T. Sepetys initially asked troopers why he was being stopped before beginning to walk away from authorities toward Kitsap Mental Health Services, which was in the vicinity of the traffic stop location. When troopers attempted to stop Sepetys from doing so, he began “thrashing his arms around” in an attempt to break free from law enforcement personnel.

Once Sepetys was free of the troopers grasp, he allegedly “postured” toward a trooper, prompting the trooper to attempt a takedown. Sepetys then allegedly swung his right closed fist at the trooper, striking his nose and eye, court documents read. After an additional struggle to detain Sepetys, one trooper drew his stun gun, after which the suspect began to comply with the trooper’s directives.

Sepetys was arrested and transported to Kitsap County Jail where he was booked for third-degree assault, obstructing a law enforcement officer, refusal to give information, and resisting arrest. His bail is listed at $62,500.

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