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Police confront 'suicide by cop' suspect


Goldendale police responded to a report of an unknown problem at the 100 block of West Brooks on May 2, 9 p.m. Upon arrival, officers Mike Smith and Chris Wyzykowski saw a man exit the passenger side of a vehicle. They recognized the man as Brandon Carver, 27. He was told to halt, but ignored the officers. According to Police Chief Rick Johnson, Carver is known to have threatened “suicide by cop” in the past. The officers approached with a taser and gun drawn as Carver reached into his coat, according to the report. He eventually showed his hands and was arrested. Officers found a large pair of scissors in his coat along with two pipes and what they believe to be methamphetamine residue.

The officers interviewed a woman who was in the car and learned that she initiated the 911 call. She said she was held against her will and at knife point in her home by Carver for three hours. She convinced him to take her out for food. At some point she encountered her mother and told her to call 911. Upon further interview, according to police, the woman told the officers that she had been assaulted by Carver several times going back to last Halloween. She alleged that Carver had smothered her and at different times had placed a sword and a knife against her throat.

He was booked on probable cause for two counts of kidnapping domestic violence in the first degree, two counts of assault 1 domestic violence, assault 2 domestic violence, interference with report of domestic violence, malicious mischief and obstructing an officer of the law.


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