14-time convicted felon arrested in Spokane Valley

14-time convicted felon arrested in Spokane Valley
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Detectives with the Spokane Valley Investigative Unit arrested a 14-time convicted felon on Tuesday as part of an ongoing investigation.

John P. Oak, 51, was initially arrested in March 2018 and charged with possession of a controlled substance, as well as a Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) Escape Community Custody felony warrant.

Having served his time in jail, Oak had since been released when detectives witnessed him driving a truck. Due to his active felony DOC warrant and suspended driving privileges, detectives pursued Oak as he drove recklessly.

According to the Spokane Valley Police Department, Oak led detectives to a WinCo parking lot, where he parked and attempted to escape on foot before being confronted by detectives.

Oak was arrested for a felony Washington Department of Corrections Escape Community Custody warrant and Driving While Suspended 3rd Degree. During his arrest, detectives also found a black pouch filled with Methamphetamine, as well as a glass smoking pipe, that had fallen from Oak’s person while being handcuffed.

He has since been booked into the Spokane County jail and the investigation continues.

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