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Man accused of stealing hotel shuttle bus makes first court appearance

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Dave Ellis is accused of stealing a hotel shuttle bus Monday morning Dave Ellis is accused of stealing a hotel shuttle bus Monday morning
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SPOKANE, Wash. - David Ellis, the man arrested by Spokane Police Monday morning for stealing a Doubletree Shuttle bus, made his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon. 

The judge set Ellis' bail at $40,000 and his next court appearance is scheduled for later this month. 

911 first received a call around 8:40 a.m. Monday morning when a man reported another man, later identified as Ellis, punched him in the face and tried to steal his vehicle. Ellis than ran away on foot. 

Dispatchers received another call about 10 minutes later. Another person reported that a man, again identified as Ellis, attempted to take her vehicle, but was unsuccessful. 

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