STILLWATER, Minn. (WCCO) — Officers are investigating after a man reportedly assaulted a Washington County sheriff’s deputy Thursday evening.

The department said one of their seasoned deputies tried to pull over a suspicious vehicle along St. Croix Trail North at about 9:30 p.m.

During the stop, the suspect assaulted the deputy, kicking and punching him before fleeing on foot.

The sheriff’s deputy was not hospitalized.

A number of other resources were called in to search for the suspect but he was not located.

“It’s always possible he could have left the area,” said Commander Cheri Dexter of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. “But we do believe he’s still in the area and we are looking around St. Croix Trial.”

Officers identified the suspect Friday as 20-year-old Tyler Robert Chute. Authorities describe him as about 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds with blue eyes. He has a tattoo of “Chute” on his chest, “Angel” on his back and also has a two inch scar on the left side of his head.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has a warrant out for his arrest in connection with Thursday’s assault. Anyone with information about where Chute might be is asked to call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 651-439-9381.

Comments (13)
  1. Marine 0311 says:

    Glad he’s ok

    1. Yep says:

      He’s probably referring to the perp.

  2. fred says:

    great description of the perp….hmm

  3. whirly says:

    So did he shoot at him or physically assault him? On top of article it says shot at the officer then describes a physical altercation. Could be both, but kind of hard to miss if you are close enough to physically assault someone.

  4. Steph says:

    DWB? As in driving while black? Nice try pal! How many black people do you know with blue eyes?? Quick to assume the office was up to no good aren’t you?

  5. Just saying says:

    Boy cops should get paid more. Their job sucks. They put their lives on the line for us every day.

    1. I have gas says:

      Why just boy cops? What about girl cops?

      1. rj says:

        They get paid plenty.

        1. What a joke says:

          not really rj

  6. Dan says:

    It’s unbelievable to me that someone would say a bad word about a cop. Go find one and shake his Hand.

    1. mannex67 says:

      Go find a good one and shake his hand. Fool.

  7. Serpico says:

    Why did he assault the officer?

    What did the officer do?

  8. Timmy says:

    What the he!!?! That little wimp assaulted an officer, and the officer didn’t hand him his @$$ on a platter? One one thing wimpier that that little pu$$y – the cop.

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