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Driver of a Stolen Vehicle Rams Patrol Car

Posted 1/2/2013 2:20 PM by MDGREGORY

This morning just after 1:10 a.m. Spokane Valley Sheriff’s deputies arrested the two occupants of a stolen vehicle after the driver rammed a Spokane Valley patrol car ending a pursuit in the area of Pines and Broadway in the Spokane Valley.

Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Juan Rodriguez observed a 2002 Ford Explorer in the area of Argonne and Mission. He checked the vehicle’s license plate and confirmed the vehicle was reported stolen on 12/31/12. He turned in behind the vehicle and followed it southbound on Argonne as he waited for additional units to assist. When additional deputies arrived, he attempted to stop the vehicle on Argonne north of Sprague but the driver immediately accelerated.

With the roads almost completely void of other vehicles, the driver continued to try and evade the deputies reaching speeds of 60 to 80 mph during the pursuit. When the vehicle turned east on Broadway from Pines, Deputy Rodriguez attempted a successful Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) which caused the vehicle to spin and stop facing west on Broadway. Deputy Seth Berrow, who was just behind Deputy Rodriguez, turned onto Broadway and slowed almost to a stop. Both deputies planned to position their vehicles to block any escape but the suspect accelerated again and rammed the front of Deputy Berrow’s fully marked patrol car. Deputy Rodriguez pulled in behind the suspect’s vehicle that now appeared to be stuck on the bumper and hood area of Deputy Berrow’s vehicle.

The two male occupants were taken into custody without further incident.

The driver, identified as 21-year-old Jordy S. DeBoer was charged with Attempting to Elude a Peace Officer, Assault 1st Degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, all felonies. The passenger, identified as 19-year-old Gary G. Walker was arrested for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for Theft 3rd.

Both were transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for the noted charges.

Deputy Berrow appeared to be sore after the collision but thankfully was not injured more severely.