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Police: Car prowler strikes woman with gun, flees in West Central on Saturday night

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 22, 2019

After being caught snooping in a parked car Saturday night, a Spokane man hit the car owner, threatened her and her son with a gun, and fled the scene before being caught by a police dog, according to Spokane police.

Michael J. Jordan, 36, faces two counts of felony harassment, in addition to charges of first- and second-degree assault and drug possession.

On Saturday night, police received reports of a man with a gun near Maxwell Avenue and North Madison Street in the West Central neighborhood.

Witnesses told police Jordan was using a flashlight to look into a parked car when the owner confronted him and asked him to leave.

The car owner told police Jordan slapped her in the face with a pistol in his hand. The victim’s son came out of the house and confronted Jordan, who then fled the scene, according to a Spokane Police Department news release.

The son and Jordan fought briefly. The son told police Jordan pointed a gun at him and said to stop following him or Jordan would kill him, according to the release.

An officer in the area saw Jordan running through homes near West Nora Avenue and Jefferson Street. A K-9 unit tracked Jordan, who was found hiding on a back porch.

Jordan had a bag of more than 16 grams of methamphetamine, and police said he showed signs of drug use when arrested.

Police did not find a gun on Jordan but did find an expandable baton. Police said they don’t know if Jordan had a gun and disposed of it while fleeing or if the baton was the only weapon used.

Jordan has 11 felony convictions in Washington and more convictions in Idaho, according to police.

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