Wanted Fugitive Arrested in Spokane Valley - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Wanted Fugitive Arrested in Spokane Valley

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Jonathan Andersen, 24, was a wanted man – until he was arrested again in the middle of a swarm of police and traffic at Argonne & Knox in Spokane Valley around 3:00 p.m. Thursday.

With 12 felony convictions, Andersen is a repeat offender, and was released from state prison in February.  Police say he's been ‘active' lately, and popped up on their radar.

Today, officers from Spokane's Targeted Crimes Unit found Andersen in Post Falls.  They're deputized with the U.S. Marshall's office to cross state lines to get wanted felons, and followed Andersen from Post Falls into Spokane Valley.

When he took the Argonne exit off I-90, a marked WSP car tried to pull him over, with an unmarked police car next to him in case he tried to escape. 

And he did.   

Andersen hit the unmarked police car, sending it into a third vehicle, belonging to a father and son out for lunch.

Luckily, nobody was hurt, and Andersen was arrested.  He was reported to be armed, although it's not clear if he was actually found with a gun.

Police say he has an escape warrant from the Department of Corrections, and the car he was driving is stolen; it was taken from Dishman Dodge earlier this week. 

Loren Madrid works in the area, and heard the sirens.  He came outside to see guns drawn. 

"That got me kind of surprised," he told KHQ.  "I figured that with what happened up in the north side, that they're going to take everything they can seriously now." 

Police say Tuesday's shooting in north Spokane that left two deputies injured at the hands of a repeat offender was in fact in their minds as they tracked down this repeat offender.

Andersen is now back in jail on his escape warrant, and the other two people in his car were taken in for questioning.

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