33-year-old Justin T. Watson was arrested Friday, November 28, after the stolen truck he was driving caught a Spokane County Sheriff Deputy's attention.
At approximately 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy David Bratton noticed headlights of a vehicle moving through a field on the north side of State Route 902 in the area of Bartholomew Road. He used the patrol vehicle’s spotlight to illuminate the vehicle, but it turned north and continued through the field and out of sight.
Deputy Bratton could see the lights of the vehicle in a wooded area in the 6500 block of N. Bartholomew Road. Watson turned the lights of the vehicle off as Deputy Bratton used his spotlight again. Watson drove by the patrol vehicle before getting the truck stuck in the field even after Deputy Bratton active his emergency lights. When Deputy Bratton approached the vehicle, he learned Watson had fled on foot.