Spokane Police arrest seven-time convicted felon, 27-year-old Jody Wallette, after he fled from police and threw a gun and drugs out the window of his vehicle while fleeing. After a brief standoff at a home in South Spokane, officers took Wallette safely into custody. Wallette was arrested and will be booked into the Spokane County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude a Police Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth).
Today, 8/16/14, at approximately 4:00 pm, Spokane Police located a suspicious vehicle near the intersection of 36th and Ray St. Before officers could make contact, the vehicle quickly drove away, and the driver threw a firearm and a bag of drugs (believed to be meth) out the window. The male driver continued to flee from approaching police vehicles, even driving into on-coming traffic. Officers did not pursue the fleeing vehicle out of a concern for public safety.
Spokane Police officers quickly determined a location where they believed the male driver of the fleeing vehicle to be located – a home in the 3800 block of E. 36th Ave.
Due to the violent history of the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Jody L. Wallette, Hostage Negotiators, SWAT, K-9 officers, and members of the Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT) responded to the home to safely apprehend the suspect. Wallette is a seven-time convicted felon with convictions including Assault, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Robbery.
Officers engaged in verbal contact with Wallette and after a brief period of negotiations, Wallette exited the residence and was taken into custody peacefully.
Wallette was arrested and will be booked into the Spokane County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude a Police Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth).