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Felon uses sunroof as escape hatch


A 23-year-old felon, who gave a Spokane address, was arrested Sept. 30 and taken to Grant County jail.

Arrested was Chance Carson, who had a felony assault warrant out for him out of Spokane and was listed by local police as a “violent felon.”

Charges filed included resisting arrest, obstructing a law enforcement officer, and escape in the third degree.

Carson was seen getting into the back seat of a vehicle that was getting fuel at Coulee Gas.

The police plan, according to their report, was for one patrol car to block the back of the suspect vehicle while another patrol car pulled alongside and blocked the door where Carson sat.

But Carson took an escape route through a sunroof and tried to get away.

He was ordered to stop, and officers used their tasers twice before they caught up with him and he complied, police reported.

Officers removed the probes from the tasers and offered Carson medical attention, which he declined, police said.

Police stated that there had been numerous previous foot and vehicle pursuits of the suspect.

While at the police station, Carson complained about a toe injury he had suffered earlier.

Police applied a new bandage to the toe and then took him to jail.

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