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Wed., Oct. 6, 2010, 8 a.m.

Tips sought on tasered wrong-way driver

A wrong-way driver accused of causing a Spokane County sheriff's deputy to drive off the road last summer is wanted by Crime Stoppers. 

Joseph W. Davis, 26, alias Joseph Boyce, left jail just after his arrest in June because prosecutors hadn't filed charges. He was charged with attempting to elude police last month but didn't show up for his arraignment; a $10,000 arrest warrant was issued Sept. 27.

 Davis was shocked with a Taser after he fled a sheriff's deputy June 21 while driving the wrong way in the 11100 block of McFarland Road. He spat out a glob of white substance in the squad car that was determined to be methamphetamine, police said.

In April, Davis and Jumah A. Robinson, 32, were suspected of stealing a woman’s backpack and purse and gunpoint before their car ran out of gas near the Splash Down Water Park by Interstate 90.

At the time, Davis told police he was a drug addict with no money who threatened a woman from whom he'd arranged to buy meth. Police found a pornographic video, a sex toy, condoms, syringes and plastic baggies alongside the victim’s backpack.

Davis, 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, is a transient. Anyone with information on his location is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or submit tips online.

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