Deputies, K9 Bane chase and arrest fleeing suspect in Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley Deputies and K9 Bane captured a fleeing suspect on Saturday.

Deputy Sam Turner observed a driver, later identified as 27-year-old Timothy W. Forslund, turn without stopping on a red light at Argonne and Broadway. He ran a quick check of the license plate on his mobile computer, which indicated that the car was registered and its registered owner did not have a warrant.

Deputy Turner intended to let Forslund go, since his shift was nearly over, until the man took off and started driving recklessly down the street.

Deputy Turner began chasing Forslund, who lost control of his car and spun out on Knox Street. Deputy Turner blocked the car from moving forward, and Forslund tried reversing and driving away, before getting high-centered on the median. The deputy then identified a woman in the passenger seat, who immediately complied with his order to put their hands up.

Forslund got out of the car and fled on-foot, disappearing around the corner of a house.

Other deputies arrived to establish a perimeter, and Deputy Hilton arrived with K9 Bane. Deputies were led by K9 Bane to the 2000 block of North Marguerite and into the backyard of a house. Deputy Hilton gave Forslund multiple warnings as they approached, and K9 Bane led them directly to the fleeing suspect.

Forslund was found near a parked car and some bushes, and followed all commands as he was taken into custody.

An investigation revealed that the suspect was a convicted felon and had a warrant for his arrest, and was also driving with a suspended license.

The woman in his car was determined to be a victim, as she was just getting a ride from Forslund before he took off, and she screamed at him to stop fleeing Deputies.

Forslund was booked for attempting to elude a police vehicle, unlawful imprisonment, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, and driving with a suspended license. He was also booked on the felony Washington State Department of Corrections Escape Community Custody warrant.

The car was seized pending a search warrant, and additional charges may come.