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6-month spree nets 68 months, 17 felonies

A six-month crime spree that earned a Spokane man a spot in the city’s list of most active criminals also earned him 17 felony convictions and nearly six years in prison.

Aleksey Y. Solodyankin, 31, was sentenced Friday to 68 months in prison. He’s been in Spokane County Jail since April, when police arrested him after a wild pursuit that took spike strips, a dozen officers and two tries of force over two miles to halt.

Solodyankin was arrested for vehicle prowling in September, then again Dec. 16 after police say they followed his footsteps from a stolen car to a Spokane Valley bar after a chase.

He was picked up again in January after he was charged with two December burglaries in which stolen vehicles rammed storefronts. He also was charged for a Dec. 20 chase with a Washington State Patrol trooper. He never posted bail after his April arrest.

Now Solodyankin’s bound for a state prison after pleading guilty to two counts of first-degree malicious mischief, two counts of second-degree burglary, first-degree theft, two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, unlawful imprisonment, third-degree assault, three counts of attempt to elude, two counts of possession of meth, two counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and one count of first-degree vehicle prowling.

His sentences for the charges will be served at the same time; his maximum sentence was the high-end of the standard range for second-degree burglary, 68 months

Newest arrest puts man in SPD’s top 10

A man considered one of Spokane’s most active criminals allegedly rammed a police vehicle during a pursuit late Monday, leading to his seventh arrest since December.

Police spotted Aleksey Y. Solodyankin, 31, driving recklessly near Cincinnati Street and North Avenue about 10:40 p.m., but it took spike strips, a dozen officers and two tries of force over two miles to stop his car, according to court documents.

Solodyankin was arrested after a second officer rammed the back of the car at Pearl Street and Boone Avenue, forcing it into a spin, stopping the chase.

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Solodyankin was arrested in January in connection with two December smash-and-grab burglaries.

His alleged accomplice, 24-year-old Yan Yefremov, has a criminal history similar in length to Solodyankin’s. He was arrested in February in an alleged drug and stolen property crime spree.

Yefremov’s newest charge is a federal one - he was indicted Tuesday in U.S. District Court on one count of felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition for a Glock pistol he allegedly possessed on Dec. 9.

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