Man accused of assaulting woman, defecating in police car


Moses Lake Police say a 26-year-old Centralia man was arrested Sunday after a witness reported seeing him pull a woman into his vehicle in Moses Lake and assault her.

Prior to that incident, Brandon Jones reportedly was assaulting the same woman at a Moses Lake motel when two men intervened and beat Jones up, Moses Lake police said.

The witness to the second alleged assault kept Jones’ vehicle in sight until officers located it in the 1000 block of North Stratford Road where he was arrested.

Police say in addition to unlawful imprisonment and assault charges for the incident with the woman, Jones faces felony threats and malicious mischief charges for threatening to kill the officer who was taking him to the Grant County Jail and, despite being handcuffed, pulling down his pants and defecating in the back of the patrol car.