A Spokane man ran across I-90 and hid in the attic of a business in an unsuccessful attempt to evade capture Wednesday afternoon, Coeur d’Alene police say.
Police spotted Jason D. Hill, 35, in a stolen car in the 1100 block of Ironwood and recognized him, according to police spokeswoman Sgt. Christie Wood. He drove a short distance, than got out and took off running.
He climbed over a fence and crossed I-90 on foot, climbed over another fence and then entered the Appleway Car Wash and Quick Lube at 1100 W. Appleway Ave., Wood said. Hill pulled down ceiling sheetrock to get access to the business’ attic, where he hid for nearly two hours, she said.
Employees of the business were evacuated until Hill came out peacefully, Wood said. He is being held in the Kootenai County Jail on a felony warrant from Washington for escaping community custody. He will likely face new charges of grand theft and burglary, Wood said.
Hill is also a suspect in several recent residential burglaries and car thefts, Wood said. Those investigations are continuing.