SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Valley Police arrested a man Saturday for reckless driving after he led officers on a pursuit and foot chase, and then resisted arrest.
At around 10:15 p.m. Saturday, a Spokane Valley Deputy saw a vehicle without license plates driving recklessly in the area of 10th and Pierce. As the deputy tried to catch the vehicle, the suspect, later identified as 24-year-old Cyle L. Dewey, failed to stop at stop signs, and weaved at high speeds through neighborhood streets.
After Dewey failed to stop at a red light on University at Appleway, the deputy activated his siren. Instead of stopping, Dewey accelerated into the Rosauers parking lot and drove west on Sprague, attempting to flee.
The deputy continued to follow him as other deputies responded to help.
In the area of 4th and Balfour, Dewey lost control while he rounded a corner and spun, almost causing the SUV he was driving to roll. Deputies tried to block his escape route, but he squeezed between two patrol cars and drove into a drainage ditch. He continued to drive back onto Appleway, and drove in the west side of the Spokane Valley Fire Department parking lot. Dewey bailed out of the vehicle without putting it in park and fled on foot. His car continued rolling until it struck a pole and fence.
One deputy, chasing after Dewey, yelled for him to stop but he continued to run. Dewey then stopped running and turned back toward the deputy and raised a clenched first. The deputy forcefully took Dewey to the ground as he continued to resist arrest. He eventually stopped resisting.
Dewey explained he ran because he thought the Jeep was stolen because he, “bought it from a shady dude.” He also said he had a heroin addiction and would get sick if he went to jail.
Deputies found the Jeep had not been reported stolen and the registration showed as recently sold.
Attempts to contact the last known registered owners were not successful.
Dewey was booked into Spokane County Jail for Attempting to Elude a Police Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Obstructing Law Enforcement, Resisting Arrest and Driving while Suspended 3rd Degree.