SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. –A man arrested for breaking into car on Thursday tried to escape before being hauled off to jail.
A deputy said he saw a young carrying a green bag and breaking into cars in Spokane Valley. The deputy caught up to the man, Chase Carter, 21, who matched the suspect description.
Carter told the deputy he was on his way to a friend’s house. Authorities said Carter had a felony warrant for his arrest. After Carter was handcuffed, he told the deputy he had not been breaking into cars and had no problem with his bag being searched.
Authorities found a Tom Tom GPS device, car stereo, an iPod Nano and a garage door opener in Carter’s bag. Carter said he had been looking for loose change inside cars, had broken into three cars and accidentally took the GPS.
The deputy told Carter he was under arrest for Vehicle Prowling. When he searched Carter, he found three cell phones, a car stereo installation kit, four USB flash drives, a telephone speaker, miscellaneous wires, phone chargers, a blue-tooth earpiece, house key and headphones. Carter said he did not know where he got all the items.
When the deputy went to put Carter in the backseat, Carter tried to escape while handcuffed and ran.
He was caught a short distance away and was taken to jail for a felony warrant, Vehicle Prowling, Escape and Obstructing.