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Burglary suspect arrested after chase

A north Spokane County man followed a burglary suspect as he sped away from his home this afternoon, leading to a chase with a sheriff's sergeant that ended with the suspect's arrest.

Harold A. Willey, 52, avoided spike strips at Bruce Road and Highway 206 but was arrested after Sgt. Jay McNall used his patrol car to force Willey's car into a spin that brought it to a stop, according to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.

McNall was chasing Willey after a resident in the 12000 block of North Forker Road left his home for about 10 minutes to borrow tools from his father and returned about 1:45 p.m. to find Willey loading items from his garage into Willey's truck.

Willey left the items behind and sped away when he saw the man. The man called 911 as he followed Willey, who was driving west toward Argonne Road. McNall was at Argonne and Bruce roads when he saw Willey and took chase.

Willey was booked into jail on charges of  second-degree burglary, attempting to elude, resisting arrest, second-degree driving while license suspended as well as a felony warrant for possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor warrant for violation of a protection order.

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