Major Crimes Detectives Investigate after Suspect and 26-Time Convicted Felon Flees
A suspect led Spokane Valley and Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies in a pursuit this morning. During the pursuit, Deputies observed a female exit the vehicle. Detectives are investigating if the female was forced from the vehicle and a victim of a crime or if she exited on her own. Pursuing Deputies observed the suspect digging around inside the car and believe he may have been armed. The suspect was captured after a foot chase and was arrested without incident for Attempting to Elude a Police Vehicle and for a felony, WA State Department of Correction (DOC) Escape Community Custody warrant. Additional charges are possible as this investigation continues.
On May 30, 2019, after 8:10 a.m., Spokane Valley Deputies attempted to contact the occupants of a suspicious vehicle on 2nd Ave., between Havana and Freya. The male driver, later identified as 42-year-old and 26-time convicted felon, Shane P. Wilson drove away at a high rate of speed in an attempt to elude.
As Wilson led Deputies toward north Spokane, he was observed reaching and digging around inside the vehicle and Deputies believed a handgun was observed.
In the area of the 4100 block of E. 2nd Ave., a female exited the still moving vehicle with Deputies stating it appeared she was forced out. Additional assisting Deputies, Spokane Police Department (SPD) Officers and medical personnel responded to check the condition of the female and obtain her statement.
Wilson continued to dig around inside the vehicle as he tried to evade capture.
Deputies lost sight of Wilson’s vehicle near Nevada and Wellesley and discontinued the pursuit. With several Deputies and Officers in the area, Wilson was observed fleeing on foot near Nevada and Everett. Deputies and SPD quickly established a containment perimeter as others gave chase on foot, Wilson’s escape routes faded rapidly. Wilson was captured and taken into custody near Sanson and Nevada.
Spokane County Major Crimes Detectives were called to the scene to assist with the investigation as Deputies and Officers began checking the area for any items of evidence that may have been discarded or hidden by Wilson.
The female passenger was contacted and did not need medical care. She told investigators she was not thrown out of the vehicle; she got out on her own. Further, she stated she was on a victim in the incident and did not want to pursue charges.
Wilson was found to be a 26-time convicted felon (attempt to elude, possession stolen property, robbery, possession of a controlled substance, burglary, theft) and had an active felony DOC warrant for his arrest. He was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Attempting to Elude a Police Vehicle and his felony warrant.
Wilson’s vehicle was seized pending a search warrant being authored by Major Crimes Detectives.
This investigation continues, and additional charges are possible.