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Deputies track down suspect after chase

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Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies used K9 units and a  helicopter to track down a fleeing suspect Tuesday. Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies used K9 units and a helicopter to track down a fleeing suspect Tuesday.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane Sheriff's Deputies enlisted the help of K9 units and a helicopter - Air 1 - to track down and arrest a suspect after a high-speed chase Tuesday morning.

Deputy Ian Hays first saw the suspect, identified as 38-year-old Cephas W. Parham, driving west on Trails Road at 72 mph in a 45 mph zone just after 4 a.m. When Hays tried to catch up to him, he began to flee. The chase reached speeds of 80 mph before Parham crashed in the area of Four Mound Road and Craig Road. He crashed into a guardrail, went over an embankment and ran into a tree.

But Parham kept running. He left the car and took off into the woods. 

Backup arrived, including K9 units, the Air 1 helicopter and more deputies, to assist in tracking down Parham. The helicopter eventually located Parham hiding in a tree where he was quickly taken into custody by deputies.

The car was not registered to Parham and was reported stolen. 

Parham was booked into the Spokane County Jail for felony charges of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and attempting to elude law enforcement. He was also charged with hit and run, property damage and resisting arrest, all of which are misdemeanors.

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