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Driver in jail attack: ‘Everyone was crazy’

The attack on the Spokane County Jail garage door appears to have been premeditated.

Several days ago, Dustin P. Leeds, 31, told a resident at Oak Hill, a group home for people with mental illness, “that he was going to steal his mother’s car and drive it into the courthouse,” according to a probable cause affidavit.

On Sunday, police say Leeds drove his mother’s stolen 2001 Lincoln Navigator through a parking lot, over a curb and around a barrier protecting an overhead door leading to the jail booking area.

Leeds told a deputy that he drove the Navigator into the jail “because everyone was crazy and he wanted someone to listen to him,” according to a court documents.

Leeds remains in jail after appearing in Spokane County Superior Court via video today on charges of car theft, malicious mischief and reckless endangerment.


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