Pursuit In North Spokane Ends After Suspects Crash - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Pursuit In North Spokane Ends After Suspects Crash Into Mercedes

SPOKANE, Wash. - A routine traffic stop turned ugly Tuesday afternoon when a driver attempted to escape from a sheriff's deputy and crashed into his patrol car and a parked Mercedes before fleeing on foot.

Deputy Jeff Thurman chased, caught and fought 38-year-old Kevin L. Hodgson, finally using a Taser to gain control and arrest the suspect about 3 p.m.   A 31-year-old passenger, John R. Richmond, also ran from the vehicle and was captured by Spokane Police Officers.

The incident began at 2:50 p.m. when Thurman attempted to stop a 1987 Subaru station wagon at Francis and Post.  The driver turned south onto Post and pulled over, but kept inching along without stopping.

Eventually, Thurman pulled his patrol car up to the front right of the car to try to stop it.  Hodgson turned into the patrol car and struck it, then took off.   The Subaru struck a parked Mercedes damaging the entire driver's side and the two suspects abandoned the car and ran.  

After capturing and identifying Hodgson, Thurman learned he had three outstanding arrest warrants, two for violating no contact orders and one for violating a protection order.

Hodgson was booked into the Spokane County Jail on the three warrants and fresh criminal charges of attempting to elude a police vehicle, resisting arrest and two counts of hit and run collision.

Passenger Richmond was cited for obstructing a police investigation and was released.

Interviews with the men indicated that methamphetamine had played a role in the incident, but none was found.

The Subaru struck the patrol car on its PIT bumper and there was no damage to the Crown Victoria's body.  There were no reported significant injuries stemming from the incident. 

KHQ Local News Reporter Shelley Fontaine will have a complete update tonight on KHQ Local News at 5. 

   

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