An ACSO deputy used a Taser Friday night to stop a 30-year-old Kuna man after he tried to hide in the yard of a stranger in the Lake Hazel/Five Mile roads neighborhood to avoid arrest.
Brian M. Whiting is charged with misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, disturbing the peace, unlawful entry, possession of drug paraphernalia , and probation violation in connection with the incident.
Deputies were called to S. Chesire Avenue just before 9:30 to investigate a report that a man walking down the street and carrying a garden hoe (later identified as the 30-year-old Whiting) threatened a couple who lived in the area. They told deputies the man broke the garden hoe on a light pole during that confrontation.
When deputies arrived moments later, they found the man walking behind Paul’s Market and asked him to stop. Whiting refused to stop. Deputies were walking up to talk to Whiting when he pulled a machete out of a backpack he was wearing and threw it to the ground. He then threw his backpack at a deputy and ran away, jumping a fence and going into a backyard on Lockwood Street.
A short time later a homeowner in the 2200 block of Lockwood Street called dispatchers and said a man they did not know was hiding in a shed in their backyard. The homeowner blocked the shed door with tires so the man couldn’t get out right away.
Deputies arrived moments later and eventually were able to convince Whiting to leave the shed. When they were taking him into custody, Whiting broke free and tried to run away. That was when a deputy deployed a Taser. Whiting was then taken into custody, checked out by paramedics, and booked into the jail.