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Two men lead deputies on overnight chase

Two men are in jail after they allegedly led Spokane County sheriff’s deputies on an early-morning high speed chase Thursday.

Jason Harris, 29, was booked into jail shortly after 5 a.m. on multiple charges, including possession of a stolen motor vehicle, after he was apprehended by deputies, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. Harris rode passenger in a vehicle that deputies began chasing around 2 a.m. in the 6600 block of East Trent Avenue in Spokane Valley.

The Sheriff’s Office announced later Thursday they had arrested Scott Fraser, 36, the suspected driver of the vehicle. Fraser has an extensive criminal history and was booked shortly after 11 a.m. on similar charges, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies pursued the vehicle to the Deer Park area before using spike strips to disable the vehicle near Wandermere Golf Course in north Spokane, with Harris reportedly throwing debris out the window at deputies during the chase, according to the news release.

A short foot pursuit ensued after the two men scattered. A sheriff’s deputy and his police dog, Brax, were able to apprehend Harris by a nearby fence. He was taken into custody without incident.

Fraser was apprehended a few hours later just south of the golf course, according to a news release.



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