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Officer injured after chase leads to scuffle

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Around 9:00 Saturday morning, Spokane and Spokane County police responded to 6600 N. Division on a report of an occupied stolen vehicle. Police tried to detain the driver identified as 29-year-old Lawrence Watts, and a juvenile female passenger, but as additional officers arrived, Watts ran away. 

Spokane Police Officer Kannberg chased Watts for about 200 yards and found him hiding behind a building. After being ordered out at gunpoint Watts charged the officer and a struggle ensued. Officer Kannberg was injured during the incident but was still able to apprehend Watts.

Watts was booked on charges of 1st-Degree Possession of Stolen Property, Third-Degree Assault, Obstructing a Public Servant, and Resisting Arrest.  The juvenile female was also booked for 1st-Degree Possession of Stolen Property.

Officer Kannberg will recover for approximately one week before returning to work.

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