SPOKANE, Wash.--Spokane Police arrested a repeat offender on Sunday after he rammed the car he was driving into a police car. The car that offender 34-year-old Nicholas Gillam was driving had been reported stolen, according to police.
A Spokane Police Patrol Anti-Crime police sergeant spotted Gillam on Sunday just after 11:30 p.m. near Maple and Maxwell. The sergeant was aware that Gillam was wanted and that the car he was driving was listed as stolen. The sergeant tried to block Gillam from leaving the parking lot he was in and Gillam intentionally rammed the sergeant’s car and fled, according to police.
Gillam led officers on a short pursuit but was eventually taken into custody after crashing the car he was driving near Indiana and Washington, according to police.
Officers said they saw what appeared to be a handgun in the stolen car. After getting a search warrant, officers found that the gun was a very realistic looking BB gun.
Gillam had injuries from the crash and was taken to the hospital. He was released shortly after and booked into the Spokane County Jail on his warrant of Escape from Community Custody, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Second Degree Assault, First Degree Malicious Mischief and Attempt to Elude Police.