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Escape suspect rams Spokane Police car

An escaped felon rammed a car he had stolen into a Spokane Police cruiser late Sunday night and then sped away before crashing.

Officers caught up with Nicholas L. Gillam, 34, and jailed him on suspicion of several crimes.

Police Sgt. Kurt Vigesaa first spotted Gillam and the stolen car at about 11:30 p.m. near the corner of Maple Street and Maxwell Avenue, according to a press statement. He attempted to block Gillam from leaving a parking lot when Gillam hit his patrol car and drove off.

Gillam crashed near the intersection of Indiana Avenue and Washington Street. Medics took him to the hospital where he was treated and released into police custody.

Vigesaa was not hurt.

Police were looking for Gillam after he left community custody without permission.

He now faces accusations of driving a stolen car, assault, malicious mischief and attempting to elude police.