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Suspect On Loose After Trying To Run Down Police & Leading High Speed Chase

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SPOKANE VALLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE

County Wide Pursuit

On Thursday morning, October 24th, 2013, at 2:00 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies David Lawhorn and Lamont Petersen responded to a suspicious vehicle call at 6623 E. Trent Ave. Both deputies approached the suspicious vehicle on a road that was a dead-end. When the driver of the vehicle saw the deputies, he accelerated towards Deputy Petersen's marked patrol vehicle at a high rate of speed with no lights on. Deputy Petersen had to swerve away from the vehicle so he was not struck. The suspect vehicle nearly struck Deputy Lawhorn's marked patrol vehicle as it turned westbound onto Trent.

At that point Deputies Lawhorn and Petersen advised dispatch they were in pursuit of the vehicle, which returned stolen. Multiple deputies and SPD officers were involved in the pursuit as it continued into northeast Spokane, north to the Deer Park area, then south where deputies were able to disable the suspect vehicle using spike strips near Hwy. 395 and Monroe Road. The passenger, later identified as 29-year-old Jason Harris, was throwing debris out the window at deputies and officer's vehicles during the majority of the pursuit.

Shortly after the tires deflated, the male driver and Harris ran northbound from the vehicle on the south side of the Wandermere bridge towards Wandermere Golf Course. Sheriff K9 Deputy S. Stipe and his partner Brax were able to track Harris to a fence north of 395 where he was taken into custody. The driver was not located.

Harris was booked into the Spokane County Jail on the charges of Reckless Endangerment, Felony Eluding, Resisting Arrest and Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle. Anyone who can assist in identifying the driver is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Around 2AM on Thursday sheriff's deputies attempted to pull over a suspicious looking blue truck in the 6600 block of East Trent. The truck would not pull over and attempted to ram police with his vehicle. He then led police on a high speed chase from Spokane Valley to Spokane, all the way to Deer Park and back at times reaching speeds of 80 mph.

The passenger in the car threw debris at deputies during the chase which lasted over an hour. Around 3am deputies deployed spike strips near Wandermere Golf Course and were able to destroy the tires of the truck. The driver then took off on foot and police were not able to locate him.

The passenger was arrested and has been identified as 29-year-old Jason Harris. Police are still looking for the driver of the truck but do not have a description of him at this time. We will update this story as soon as we get more details.
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