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Stolen Vehicle Recovered-2 Suspects Arrested

Posted 6/28/2013 5:34 PM by MDGREGORY

On June 27th just before 11:30 p.m. Spokane Valley Sheriff’s K9 Deputy Jeff Thurman observed a Dodge Ram pickup pull out of a driveway of a residence located in the area of the 400 block of North University Road and turn westbound on Valleyway.

Deputy Thurman pulled behind the vehicle and checked the license plate finding the vehicle was reported as stolen. As he pulled up behind the vehicle, it immediately turned into a driveway. Deputy Thurman quickly activated his emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop and he and his K9 partner Laslo exited their vehicle.

As the truck came to a stop, the driver’s side door flung open and the driver, later identified 36-year-old Jonathan S. Bailey, jumped out.

Bailey quickly stopped and complied with Deputy Thurman’s commands when K9 Laslo’s presence was made clear.

The passenger later identified as 24-year-old Ashley M. Lopez was also detained at the scene.

Several deputies arrive to assist with the traffic stop and investigation. Both Bailey and Lopez were transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for felony Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle.

Bailey was also charged for misdemeanor Driving While License Suspended 3rd Degree.

In addition, Lopez was booked an active misdemeanor warrant.