Battered woman grabs officer’s baton, helps subdue attacker
By Jennifer Cruz
Kanon Charbonneau (Photo: Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office)
An Idaho man who attacked a deputy during a domestic call is now in police custody thanks to the woman who the suspect allegedly beat.
Authorities say the woman, who was seriously injured by the suspect, grabbed a baton from the officer’s patrol car and beat her attacker as he fought with the deputy.
Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call in Coeur D’Alene Sunday afternoon about a woman who was beaten and dragged into a vehicle against her will.
Soon after deputies arrived on the scene, the suspect, Kanon Charbonneau, was found trying to leave the area in his vehicle with a woman in the front seat. As soon as Charbonneau stopped his car, the woman, who was obviously injured, jumped out of the vehicle and ran to a deputy’s patrol car.
As a deputy attempted to place Charbonneau in custody, the suspect head butted the deputy. A fight ensued and the deputy was thrown to the ground. The abuse victim, however, saw that the deputy was in need, grabbed a baton from the patrol car, and proceeded to beat Charbonneau with the baton.
Charbonneau was eventually subdued and placed into police custody. He is charged with