Officer captures wanted fugitive hiding in mom’s trunk

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LEWISTON, ID (NBC News) — Dashcam video shows the police officer tackling the man to the ground after he pops out of the vehicle’s trunk.

The Lewiston Police Officer pulls over a vehicle driving without a license plate. The car matches the description of a wanted man’s vehicle.

The officer is looking for Jesse Harrell, 22, who failed to appear in court for charges of malicious injury to property and driving without privileges.

Instead of Jesse, his mother is driving the car.

When the officer walks behind the vehicle, Harrell jumps out of the trunk, armed and attacks the officer.

Instead of firing his own gun, the officer wrestles the suspect to the ground.

Harrell was taken into custody and now faces charges for aggravated assault and resisting arrest. Harrell’s mother was also arrested for obstructing justice.

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