Update: Fugitive still on the loose in Grant County - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Update: Fugitive still on the loose in Grant County

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Update: As of 7 a.m. on Saturday, Grant County Sheriff's Office says there have been no sightings overnight of David Santos. Friday night Santos was believed to be surrounded in an apple orchard, but later they got a call saying he was spotted about a mile away. Deputies say they don't know where Santos is now. Call 911 if you see him.

Previous coverage: Grant County Sheriff's deputies say they have cornered an armed and dangerous fugitive in an orchard near Royal City.

The orchard is about a mile south of Highway 26 and Road P SW. 

Law enforcement on the ground and in the air have spotted David Santos Sotello hiding in the trees, and have the area surrounded.

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The Grant County Sheriff's Office says David Santos is wanted for shooting at a Royal City Police officer on Tuesday and when confronted by police Friday afternoon, he exchanged gunfire with police again.  About 70 police officers are trying to track him down.  They've set up a wide perimeter in the area of SR26, Road P SW.  Investigators say Santos is armed and dangerous and are asking that everyone in the area stay in their homes until he is apprehended.


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The Grant County Sheriff's office is searching for an armed and dangerous fugitive in the area of Road P SW and Highway 26 about eight miles west of Royal City.

Kyle Foreman with the Sheriff's Office reports that anyone within five miles in any direction of this area should go inside, lock doors and windows and report any suspicious activity. 

Deputies are searching for a man identified as David Santos. Santos is described as a Hispanic man, who is 5 feet 10 inches tall and 215 lbs.

They say he was last seen wearing a black hat, white tank top and jeans. He was last seen driving a green ATV.

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