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Repeat offender back in Spokane County jail

Thu., Jan. 12, 2012, 6:24 a.m.

A man who has been booked into the Spokane County jail on 17 different charges in the past 11 months is back in jail.

Spokane police arrested Mark W. Bush, 36, Wednesday night on a felony escape warrant from the Department of Corrections for possession of a controlled substance, a news release from the police department said. Bush was labelled a repeat offender due to his criminal activity and felony convictions and had been eluding police for weeks, the release said.

Although the charge listed in the arrest warrant is for escape, Bush had been under state-monitored community supervision, which is similar to parole or probation, rather than in a jail or prison when he went missing.

Police received a lead that Bush was near the 400 block of North University Road. The department’s Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT) found Bush and he was captured by Leonidas, a police dog, the release said.

Since the age of 21, Bush has been booked into jail on 167 charges, the release said. Of his most recent arrests, he has been captured on three different occasions with the use of three different police dogs.

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