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Man suspected of crashing stolen car, fleeing on foot, stealing a second car

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 7, 2020

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man Wednesday accused of leading them on a chase through and around Deer Park in a stolen vehicle.

Roscoe Wood, 30, was reportedly driving a stolen Honda CRV across the property of a neighbor on North Weber Lane, who called police at about 8:45 a.m.

Wood was already gone when police arrived, according to a {span}sheriff’s office news release,{/span} but a deputy spotted a fallen license plate where Wood had driven through a fence. The deputy found it belonged to a stolen vehicle.

A second deputy spotted Wood driving the silver Honda CRV moments later and gave chase, the news release said. Wood allegedly drove down a dead-end road, circled back across a residential property and went around a house before driving over an embankment.

He ditched the vehicle and fled on foot, momentarily evading capture, according to the news release.

Minutes later, a person called police to report that their blue Honda Civic had just been stolen near Shady Slope and Little Spokane River Drive. Police believed this to be the work of Wood, the news release said, but they could not locate the vehicle.

At about 12:40 p.m., a Chattaroy resident called police to report a man who appeared to be attempting to steal his vehicle at his home. Sheriff’s deputies responded and arrested Wood on the scene, the news release said.

Wood allegedly admitted to stealing the blue Honda Civic and using white spray paint in an attempt to disguise the car.

Wood was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of second-degree possession of stolen property, two counts of a hit and run causing property damage, attempting to elude a police vehicle, second-degree trespass with a vehicle, and driving with a suspended license.

He is being held in Spokane County Jail on $25,000 bond.

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