Officer captures wanted fugitive hiding in mom’s trunk

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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