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Police: Jelly bean trail led to fleeing driver

A man arrested after he led police on a chase near Liberty Lake early Tuesday left a trail of jelly beans behind when he fled his car and tried to hide from a police dog, court documents say.

A pair of Liberty Lake police officers spotted the a car speeding and running stop signs while they were on their way to a call on Barker Road at 1:30 a.m. According to court documents, there was a short chase before the car crashed on a dead end residential street and two men ran from the car.

Jelly beans were found by the car’s driver side and an open bag of the candy was found alongside the railroad tracks while police were tracking the driver.

Police arrested Christopher K. Humphrey, 21, after he was found hiding behind a tree. He refused to come out and was bitten by the police dog, documents say. After he was treated for his injury he was booked into the Spokane County Jail on charges of eluding police and possession of methamphetamine. A jelly bean was found in his possession when he was being booked, according to police.

The car’s passenger has not been located.

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