Sirens & Gavels

Police: Burglary foils fleeing felon

A Spokane felon wanted on a Department of Corrections warrant ran from police in the South Perry Neighborhood Thursday night but was captured after he tried breaking into a nearby home, police said.

Members of the Spokane gang unit saw Brian J. King, 39, while patrolling the area of East 7th Street and South Perry Avenue, but King fled.

Then at 11:05 p.m., residents in the 600 block of South Ivory Street, just east of the vacant lot, reported a white man in a dark-colored sweatshirt trying to break into the home.

Spokane police Officer Shawn Kendall and his K-9, Stryder, found King hiding near South Ivory Street and East Newark Avenue.

King was booked into jail on a DOC warrant. His criminal record includes felony convictions for taking a motor vehicle without permission, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance, residential burglary, third-degree assault, possession of stolen property, riot, theft and stalking




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