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Suspect known to jump off balcony to avoid police fails to avoid police by jumping off balcony

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

About 11:30 p.m. Saturday night, Spokane Valley deputies responded to an apartment complex in the 700 block of N. Argonne for a report of a loud argument. 

Deputy Getchell, who had responded to the same apartment earlier in the day for a similar call, warned that one of the people involved may have been 35-year-old Micaiah J. Holland. Holland had a felony warrant for his arrest and had jumped from the second story balcony and ran off on foot when deputies responded to the earlier call.

Deputy Kullman and K9 Khan took position at the back of the apartment to keep Holland from running again.

A man and woman could be heard arguing inside the apartment. Deputy Getchell knocked on the door and the woman answered. When the deputy came in the apartment and Holland saw him, he immediately turned and ran toward the balcony. Deputy Getchell told Holland to stop and said K9 Khan was already set up behind the apartment to stop his potential escape. Holland ignored him and jumped from the balcony to the ground.

When Holland hit the ground the deputy was there waiting for him and shown his flashlight on Holland. Deputy Kullman told Holland to stop and warned of his K9 partner. Holland looked at the deputy, ignored the commands to stop, and ran way on foot. K9 Khan quickly closed the distance and caught Holland as he was trying to jump a fence.

After being taken down, Holland remained defiant and wouldn't follow commands. Backup arrived and took Holland into custody. He was given medical attention and then booked into Spokane County Jail for his felony warrant and a new obstructing charge.

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