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Spokane Valley Hitchhiker Steps In Front Of Wrong Vehicle

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PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: On Wednesday, May 9th, at about 11:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputy T. Kullman was traveling westbound on Sprague Avenue near Vista Road. To Deputy Kullman's surprise, he saw a male subject standing in the middle of Sprague hitchhiking.

Deputy Kullman avoided hitting the subject, later identified as 51 year old David Cooke, and spoke with him about his intentions. Cooke told Deputy Kullman he was looking for a ride downtown and did not realize he had stepped out in front of a police officer.

After checking Cooke's name through dispatch, it was confirmed Cooke was an armed career criminal with a lengthy criminal history. Cooke gave Deputy Kullman permission to search his belongings and said he did not have anything illegal with him.

Deputy Kullman located a white plastic baggie in Cooke's backpack that contained a white crystal substance Deputy Kullman recognized as methamphetamine. Cooke said he had no idea where the baggie came from.

Cooke was provided with a ride "downtown" and booked into the Spokane County Jail on the felony charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine).

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