K9 Bane Concludes Search for Fleeing Driver
After a driver failed to stop for a Spokane Valley Deputy and attempted to flee on foot after he drove down a dead end road; Deputy Hilton and K9 Bane located him attempting to hide in a building.
On May 24, 2018 at approximately 2:55 a.m., Spokane Valley Deputy James Wang observed a vehicle fail to signal as it turned from Mission onto Vercler. Deputy Wang followed the vehicle turned onto Vercler where the driver, later identified as 30-year-old Brandon Ross, made a U-turn, went back to Mission and turned east.
Deputy Wang activated his emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop but instead of pulling over, Ross accelerated at a high rate of speed. Ross continued to driver recklessly and erratically as he tried to evade until he turned north on Wilbur from Mission which comes to a dead end.
Ross bailed out and ran north on a dirt path. He climbed over a fence, ran across I-90 and then east through business parking lots. Deputy Wang notified the additional responding units who quickly established a perimeter around the fenced Washington State Department of Transportation where Ross was last seen fleeing. Several K9 announcements advising Ross to surrender went unanswered.
With the assistance of WSP Troopers and Sheriff’s Deputies, Deputy Hilton, with his partner K9 Bane, began a search for Ross inside the fenced area. K9 Bane led Deputies around a large gravel pile, to a large wash bay and alerted on a set of doors to a building. Deputy Hilton gave several more K9 announcements advising Ross they knew he was inside the building and that Ross was under arrest. Ross was ordered to exit the building but Ross did not respond or surrender.
When Sergeant Simmons and Deputy McNall attempted to open the doors, they opened slightly but then slammed shut. Believing Ross was physically hold the doors preventing them from being opened, Deputy Turner responded with some tools to assist. Eventually, without the tools, the doors were pulled open. Ross, holding a large object in his hands, backed away further into the building, behind some barrels and did not follow commands.
Deputy Hilton release K9 Bane who quickly made contact with Ross causing him to fall to the ground. Ross was given commands to show his hands and was quickly taken into custody after it was confirmed he wasn’t armed.
Ross was provided medical attention prior to being transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail.
While the search of Ross was conducted, Deputy Wang contacted the adult female passenger who stayed in the vehicle. She explained Ross was giving her a ride home when Deputy Wang attempted to stop the vehicle. She yelled at Ross several times to stop and let her get out of the vehicle after he began to flee but he refused stating that he wasn’t going back to jail.
Ross stated he didn’t understand his rights and refused to answer any questions. He was booked into jail for; Attempting to Elude a Police Vehicle, Unlawful Imprisonment, Burglary 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Obstructing and Driving while Suspended/Revoked where he remains with a bond set at $50,000.