A Spokane criminal awaiting trial on an escape charge briefly escaped again by cutting off his GPS tracking bracelet, only to be arrested again Wednesday after a brief pursuit with US Marshals and Spokane Police.
Federal court has a habit of allowing defendants to remain free, pending their trial under the least restrictive circumstances. That was the case with Kenneth "Joker" Maravilla who was awaiting trial on an escape charge when Federal magistrate Cynthia Imbrogno released him again hoping a GPS bracelet would keep track of him.
"They located him near Freya and Trent and chased him to close to downtown where we were able to assist them in taking him into custody," Sergeant Jason Reynolds with the Spokane Police Department said.
While searching Maravilla and the vehicle police found a bag of marijuana, which will be one more criminal charge against him.
He'll also be joined in jail by his girlfriend, who was driving the car and will be charged with eluding officers.