Two 19-year-olds arrested on drug, weapons charges following pursuit in Perry District
SPOKANE, Wash. – Spokane Police arrested two 19-year-olds after a pursuit on Thursday evening.
An officer attempted to stop a car near 8th and Thor when it rolled through a stop sign with no plates. Officers said the vehicle initially stopped, but then sped off.
Thirty minutes later, a corporal saw the car near 8th and Pittsburg. The corporal thought the people inside were going to bail, so he got out of his patrol vehicle to approach. Instead, the driver put the car in reverse and reportedly drove at the corporal. The corporal jumped inside his patrol vehicle and initiated a pursuit.
The pursuit went through the Perry District and came to an end near Perry Street and 20th Avenue. The corporal pinned his vehicle against the other so it could not move.
The driver was identified as 19-year-old Haylie M. Pariseau. During a search, officers found what they believe to be methamphetamine and heroin. Pariseau also showed signed signs of impairment.
Pariseau was booked for attempting to elude a police vehicle, second-degree assault on an officer, possession of controlled substances and DUI. She also had a warrant for an unrelated DUI case and was recently released from jail for second-degree robbery charges.
Police said 19-year-old Wyatt F. Comer was also inside the vehicle. Officers found he had ammunition, including loaded .380 cartridges and a shot gun shell.
During the investigation, officers believed a gun was thrown from the vehicle during the pursuit. Officers checked the area and found a .380 semiauto Ruger near 11th Ave and Pittsburg.
Comer is a convicted felon and now faces new charges of unlawful possession of a firearm. He also had an unrelated warrant for malicious mischief.
A third occupant inside the vehicle was released at the scene.
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