SCSO deputies arrest 9-time convicted felon at traffic stop
SPOKANE, Wash. — Deputies with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 9-time convicted felon on July 16, during a traffic stop.
According to a release, it was around 8:30 p.m. when a deputy noticed a man standing next to a black Honda without a license plate in the 7200 block of N. Altamont. As the deputy drove closer, the man turned and ran.
A check of the VIN number revealed the car wasn’t stolen, but the deputy reported seeing wires hanging out from under the dashboard.
A while later, deputies were talking when they noticed a white Buick pull up behind the Honda. Deputies pulled forward, but the driver of the Buick, 26-year-old Cyle L. Dewey, made a quick U-turn and took off.
According to the release, deputies pulled over the car with Dewey inside, as well as another woman and the man from earlier, who was later identified as 46-year-old William Lister.
Deputies detained Lister, who they said was reaching for something behind him despite commands to stop.
A search of the car revealed a hypodermic needle on the floor board, as well as what deputies later determined was a stolen pistol wedged into the seat where Lister had been sitting.
Deputies learned Lister was a 9-time convicted felon, with his convictions including burglary, criminal mischief with a deadly weapon, taking a motor vehicle without consent, attempt to elude a police vehicle, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, manslaughter 2nd degree, and vehicle prowling 1st degree.
Deputies also learned Dewey had an active Washington State Department of Corrections Escape Community Custody felony warrant for his arrest.
Both Lister and Dewey were booked into the Spokane County Jail, and the woman was released.
When deputies searched the Honda, they found a backpack with Lister’s wallet inside, as well as two loaded Glock 9mm handguns, which were reported stolen, gift cards, as well as Heroin, Methamphetamine, and psychedelic mushrooms.
Lister is still in custody and is being held on $30,000 bond with 11 new felony charges.
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