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Airway Heights police identify wanted suspect after highway chase escape

Police say Dean A. Albrecht (a.k.a. Austin D. Warnick) is wanted for escape and is considered armed and dangerous.

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. — The Airway Heights Police are are trying to confirm the identity of a suspect who fled on foot Friday evening following a crash reported on Highway 2 and Flint Road.

The Airway Heights Police Department have identified the suspect as Dean A. Albrecht (a.k.a. Austin D. Warnick). Police say he is wanted for escape and is considered armed and dangerous.

Airway Heights Police attempted to stop a vehicle without tail lights around 7:30 p.m., according to the Airway Heights Police Department. When an officer turned on his lights to initiate a stop, the driver of the vehicle took off, police said.

The suspect lost control of the vehicle, causing it to flip into a ditch, police said. The driver took off on foot and police brought in K9s to search for the driver but were unsuccessful, police said.

If you have any information about the incident please call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

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