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Eluding Suspect Shocked To Be Recognized

Posted 7/2/2013 1:33 PM by MDGREGORY

On Monday, July 1st, 2013, Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputy Jason Petrini was running radar at Mission Park located at 11300 E. Mission Road. Deputy Petrini stopped a 2004 Mercedes 500 coupe for speeding and contacted the driver, later identified as 23-year-old Kyle Henriksen. When Deputy Petrini contacted Henriksen at the driver's side door, Henriksen accelerated eastbound on Mission at what was estimated at 70 mph in the posted park zone of 20 mph.

Deputy Ryan Smith was in the area and was able to follow the vehicle near the Eagle Rock Apartments located at 12423 E. Mansfield Avenue. After locating the vehicle in the complex, Deputy Petrini contacted the registered owner who stated her grandson, Henriksen, had been driving the vehicle.

Not to Deputy Petrini's surprise, Henriksen failed to exit his apartment when he knocked on the door. After waiting a short amount of time, Henriksen eventually exited the apartment where Deputy Petrini took him into custody. Henriksen initially said he had no idea what he had done but when Deputy Petrini informed him he was the Motor Officer that had stopped him on Mission, Henriksen replied, "Oh, that was you?"

Henriksen was booked into the Spokane County Jail on the felony charge of Attempting to Elude and the misdemeanor charge of Driving While License Suspended.