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Pursuit, Methamphetamine, Jail

Posted 2/15/2013 11:42 AM by MDGREGORY

On February 14, 2013, at about 9:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputy Jeremy Howe was watching a well known drug house near the area of 300 N. Argonne Road. Deputy Howe has investigated several incidents at the residence involving drugs, stolen vehicles, and assaults with weapons to include a drive-by-shooting.

While observing the residence Deputy Howe observed multiple hand to hand transactions with people in the driveway of the residence that he believed to be drug transactions. Deputy Howe requested additional deputies to assist in the investigation as well as stop the people involved in these transactions if they left in vehicles.

A short time after Deputy Howe witnessed these transactions, the possible suspects left in three different vehicles. Deputy Howe attempted to stop one of the vehicles driven by 26-year-old Daymond Nearpass. When Deputy Howe activated his emergency lights he observed Nearpass reaching under or on the front passenger side seat. Due to this behavior, Deputy Howe ordered Nearpass out of his vehicle and detained him. Deputy Howe found a golf ball sized amount of what later field tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine on the front passenger side seat. He also located a scale with white residue on it as well as several clear plastic baggies commonly used to package illegal drugs to sell. Nearpass said he had no idea where the large amount of methamphetamine came from.

While Deputy Howe was dealing with Nearpass, Deputy Tanya Walker was attempting to stop a vehicle that had left the residence driven by 29-year-old Ronald Hanson. When Deputy Walker activated her emergency lights near the area of Broadway and Mullan, Hanson failed to stop, Deputy Walker advised radio she was in pursuit and Hanson drove westbound on I-90 at a high rate of speed. Hanson exited at Broadway and I-90. Deputy Kevin Mosher was in the area and successfully performed a PIT maneuver disabling Hanson's vehicle. Hanson was taken into custody without incident.

Hanson was booked into the Spokane County Jail on the charge of Felony Eluding as well as an unrelated misdemeanor Driving While Suspended warrant. His driving status was suspended as well.
Nearpass was booked into jail on the felony charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver.