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Posted on: July 10, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Reckless Driver Resists Arrest after Fleeing in a Vehicle and on Foot


Reckless Driver Resists Arrest after Fleeing in a Vehicle and on Foot

Spokane Valley Deputies arrested 24-year-old Cyle L. Dewey for several charges after he led them on a pursuit, a foot chase, and resisted arrest after he was caught.  Dewey was observed driving extremely reckless before a traffic stop was even attempted. 

On July 8, 2017, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputy Nathan Booth observed a green Jeep Cherokee, without license plates, driving in an extremely reckless manner in the area of 10th and Pierce in Spokane Valley.  As Deputy Booth attempted to catch up to the vehicle, he observed the driver later identified as Dewey, fail to stop at stop signs, traveled at a high rate of speed and almost lost control of his vehicle as he weaved his way through neighborhood streets. 

After Dewey failed to stop at a solid red light on University at Appleway, Deputy Booth, fearing for the safety of vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the area due to Dewey’s obviously willful and reckless behavior, activated his emergency lights and siren hoping Dewey would pull over.  Instead, Dewey accelerated and turned into the Rosauers parking lot and drove west on Sprague in an attempt to flee.  With Dewey’s apparent lack of caring for anyone’s safety, including his own, Deputy Booth continued to pursue as additional deputies responded to the area to assist. 

In the area of 4th and Balfour, Dewey lost control as he rounded a corner and spun, causing two of its tires to lift off the ground, almost causing the SUV to roll.  Deputies attempted to block Dewey’s escape routes but he squeezed between two patrol cars and drove into a drainage ditch.  Dewey continued to flee back onto Appleway almost striking several patrol vehicles and cut back through the Rosauers parking lot again.  He crossed over Sprague and drove in the west side of the Spokane Valley Fire Department parking lot.  Dewey bailed out of the vehicle without putting it into park and began to flee on foot.  The Jeep continued rolling until it struck a pole and fence on the east side of Balfour Park.

Deputy West, now giving chase directly behind Dewey, yelled several times for Dewey to stop and that he was under arrest but Dewey continued to run.  As Deputy West closed distance, Dewey stopped running and turned back toward Deputy West and raised his clenched fist chest high.  With Dewey’s attempt to flee and now taking a fighting posture, Deputy West continued forward forcefully taking Dewey to the ground before he could begin his assault.  Dewey continued to struggle and resist despite additional deputies arriving to assist. 

Deputies gained control of Dewey who seemed to realize further attempts to resist were pointless.

After being advised of his rights, Dewey explained he ran because he thought the Jeep was stolen because he “bought it from a shady dude”.  He also stated he had a Heroin addiction and would get sick if he went to jail.

Deputies found the Jeep had not been reported stolen and the registration showed as recently sold.  Attempts to contact the last know registered owner were unsuccessful.

Dewey was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Attempting to Elude a Police Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Obstructing Law Enforcement, Resisting Arrest and Driving while Suspended 3td Degree.        

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