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Law enforcement arrests felon who rammed deputy’s vehicle Wednesday

UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018

Drugs and money were recovered after authorities apprehended Shane Pariseau, a wanted felon, at a Spokane Valley motel room. (Spokane County Sheriff’s Office)
Drugs and money were recovered after authorities apprehended Shane Pariseau, a wanted felon, at a Spokane Valley motel room. (Spokane County Sheriff’s Office)
From staff reports

Law enforcement has apprehended a wanted felon who last week allegedly rammed a deputy’s patrol car after being stopped.

The arrest led to the seizure of significant amounts of illegal drugs.

Spokane Valley Investigative Unit Detective Jeff Thurman learned that Shane Pariseau, 38, was possibly in a hotel room at the downtown Quality Inn, according to a Spokane Valley Police Department news release. Accompanied by deputies and officers, along with a K-9 unit, Thurman arrived and determined that Pariseau was there.

Pariseau did not comply with commands, and K-9 Gunnar was deployed to bring him into custody. He was booked into the Spokane County Jail on multiple felony charges.

The search of Pariseau’s hotel room revealed 1 pound of heroin, 1/2 pound of meth, Suboxone strips and roughly $35,000 in cash, according to the release.

Several other individuals in the room with Pariseau have not been charged with any crimes. The investigation is ongoing.

On Wednesday, shortly before midnight, a Spokane Valley deputy stopped the SUV Pariseau was driving. Knowing Pariseau to have a history of violence and an active felony warrant for his arrest, the deputy called for backup while issuing verbal orders for Pariseau to keep his hands outside the vehicle.

Pariseau originally complied, but then put his SUV into reverse and rammed the deputy’s vehicle, narrowly missing the deputy. He sped away, and after a chase, managed to elude law enforcement.

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