The parking lot is about two miles from the home of Sherman’s in-laws. Darrell Lowe, chief of the Redmond Police Department, said it was believed that Sherman had traveled on foot from the parking lot to the home.
According to Lowe, officers were called to the home of Sherman’s wife’s parents shortly before 2 a.m. because Sherman was trying to enter by force. According to the police, four adults were present at the time.
Police said that they talked amiably with Sherman and that one officer knew Sherman from a prior job, where the officer worked as a valet. But when the officers tried to place Sherman under arrest, he walked away from them, according to Lowe. Sherman got into a physical confrontation with police officers and a police dog was deployed to help subdue him, Lowe said.
Lowe said that an officer had sustained minor scrapes and that Sherman went to a hospital with minor injuries on his lower leg and ankle.
Sherman did not gain entry to the home or have physical contact with anyone at the residence besides the officers, said Lowe, who added that Sherman had a “verbal altercation” with some of the people there before the police arrived. The burglary component of the booking charge was due to Sherman’s attempt to enter a home that was not his, Lowe said, and the domestic violence component was due to his relationship with the occupants of the home.
The police have also accused Sherman of malicious mischief because, they said, he damaged the door of the home.
The state troopers obtained a search warrant for a blood sample because they believed Sherman might have been driving under the influence, Mead said. The results from that search warrant were not available on Wednesday night.