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Other Josh, Brittnei had meth in SUV

Spokane police arrest Josh Berg at 7th and Maple on June 19. (SRphoto/Colin Mulvany)

Two young people briefly mistaken for accomplices of cop shooter Charles Robert Wallace last week had methamphetamine and Hydrocodone in their car, police say.

  Brittnei J. Fawver, 21, and Joshua A. Berg, 24, were arrested June 19 after refusing to stop for police, then crashing their SUV at West Second Avenue and Walnut Street and running from officers.

The two were lucky they weren't shot.

Witnesses said members of the massive police force investigating the shooting converged on the area and held Berg at gunpoint.

They were looking for Brittany McCullough and Joshua Fowler, who were in the Chevrolet Tahoe when Wallace got out and shot Spokane County sheriff's Deputies Matt Spink and Mike Northway. McCullough and Fowler left Wallace behind then ditched the Tahoe, so police all over Spokane were looking for a couple named Brittany and Josh.

“This was not the right day to run from police,” Cpl. Dave Adams said at the time.

Fawver ran right out of her flip fop, which is pictured in front of the smashed SUV.

Police say Fawver identified herself only as Brittnei and named her accomplice as only Josh.

So, when Fawver asked what she was being charged with, an officer told her she might be charged with attempted murder and told her about the shooting.

“Fawver yelled that she wasn't involved in that incident and that she was driving a truck when she ran because she had a warrant,” according to a search warrant filed Wednesday in Spokane County Superior Court.

Fawver was arrested for hit and run and a Department of Corrections warrant; Berg was arrested on a DOC warrant. Both suspects have lengthy criminal histories.

McCullough and Fowler were located later that night.

Police on Tuesday searched the smashed-up 2001 Ford Explorer that Fawver and Berg ditched. They located two baggies of methamphetamine, 12 Hydrocodone pills, a methamphetamine pipe and a marijuana pipe, according to the search warrant.

The investigation is ongoing.

Suspects may be linked to car-theft hangout

A fugitive sex offender arrested after a police chase on Monday and a repeat criminal arrested at a pawn shop on Tuesday may be connected to the same stolen-car hot spot in the 1100 block of West Jackson.

Chris L. Gilbert (right) was arrested with a stolen Honda after fleeing police from that area of West Jackson on Monday.

Another Crime Stoppers fugitive who jumped out of the car, 31-year-old Amy J. Hunter, was arrested near Monroe and Indiana later that day on theft and stolen property charges. 

About the same time and in that same area of West Jackson, police recovered a car that had been stolen from St. Charles Catholic Church, 4515 N. Alberta St., during Mass on Sunday. 

The next day, Allen S. Easley (right) and Brittnei Fawver were arrested at Pawn One trying to sell guns police believe were stolen from the car outside the church.

Police investigation into car theft activity in the 1100 block of West Jackson continues, said Officer Jennifer DeRuwe.

Repeat offender busted at pawn shop

A burglary suspect arrested after reaching 100 mph during a freeway chase two weeks ago but later released from jail is back behind bars after police say he tried pawning stolen guns.

Allen S. Easley (right), 23 and considered one of Spokane top 10 repeat offenders, was picked up Tuesday at Pawn One, 3705 N. Market, along with Brittnei J. Fawver, 19 (left).

Easley’s current stay at the Spokane County Jail is his fourth since mid-April.

“This is a chronic pattern of crime sprees committed by prolific repeat offenders who continue plague our community,” said Officer Jennifer DeRuwe in a news release. 

Easley was arrested earlier this year on car theft and drug charges but spent little time in jail, documents show. He left jail after appearing in Superior Court on car theft and drug charges but was back by the end of April, however, after a suspected check forger told police it was Easley who stole the check during a burglary at a car dealership.

During questioning in connection with that case, Easley reportedly admitted to another burglary and told police of a woman who has equipment to make bogus checks using legitimate bank account numbers stolen from bills left in mail boxes, according to court documents. Easley appeared in court May 3 but left jail shortly after, and prosecutors have not yet filed burglary charges.

Police arrested the woman accused of making checks, Kristina Fricke, as well as Easley’s girlfriend, Randi Shepherd, April 30 in connection with the burglary investigation, but neither has been charged.

Also arrested was 36-year-old Kimberly L. Fawver (right), on charges of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, forgery and identify theft. She was arraigned on Tuesday and remains in jail.

Easley said he used Kimberly Fawver’s car to commit at least one of the burglaries, according to court documents. It’s unclear if Brittnei and Kimberly Fawver are related.

Easley returned to jail after a high-speed police chase May 9. He posted $20,000 bail May 14 but remains behind bars after appearing in Superior Court today on new charges.

Police believe Easley and Britteni Fawver may be responsible for other thefts in Spokane and released their mug shots Wednesday in hopes alleged victims will file reports with Crime Check, (509) 456-2233.

Easley has a swastika tattooed on the back of his head, police said.

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