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Sirens & Gavels

Felon flees argument, K-9 dog finds him hiding under snow

A man tried to hide from police after an argument with possible gunfire erupted at a north Spokane County home Tuesday afternoon, but a Spokane County Sheriff’s K-9 dog found him hiding in a hole under a tree.

Anthony Young, 38, had four active felony warrants out of Stevens County, according to a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office news release, and reportedly ran into the woods before deputies could arrive to the home at the 37000 block of North Newport Highway, a woman told police.

Jet, the K-9 dog, followed tracks in the snow for one mile from the property and found Young hiding, the news release said. Jet could smell him through a pile of snow, sticks and pine needles Young used to hide himself with.

The other parties of the argument had left the property as well. Deputies saw them driving away earlier and stopped the car with two men inside.

Deputies were advised that the passengers were involved with the argument and they checked the vehicle and found a .22 caliber revolver with the serial number ground off inside a backpack.

The driver, identified as William Talbert, 24, told deputies the gun belonged to someone else and he was arrested for felony firearm possession, altering the serial number and driving with a revoked license.

Young was arrested for the felony warrants which included burglary, taking a motor vehicle without permission, theft and possession of stolen property.

Deputies were unable to confirm if a shooting took place.

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