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Spokane County deputy arrests ex-convict wanted in California riding bike wrong way with no reflectors

A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy arrested a 24-year-old ex-convict, Brandon Wood, wanted in California with a loaded gun and heroin Thursday night after the deputy stopped him for riding a bike the wrong way with no reflectors. (Spokane County Sheriff’s Office)
A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy arrested a 24-year-old ex-convict, Brandon Wood, wanted in California with a loaded gun and heroin Thursday night after the deputy stopped him for riding a bike the wrong way with no reflectors. (Spokane County Sheriff’s Office)
From staff reports

A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy arrested a 24-year-old ex-convict wanted in California with a loaded gun and heroin Thursday night after the deputy stopped him for riding a bike the wrong way with no reflectors.

The suspect, Brandon A. Wood, claimed he got the handgun from a friend and carried it after being shot at in Tacoma, according to a news release. Investigators also located a brown tar-like substance believed to be heroin in the same pocket as Wood’s gun.

Wood has previous convictions in California for drug charges and has been convicted of identity theft and possessing stolen property in Washington, according to a news release.

He was booked into Spokane County Jail as a fugitive and with new charges for illegally possessing a firearm and heroin, according to a news release and jail records. His bond was set at $10,000.

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