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Man allegedly jumps from roof, hides in trash can while fleeing from police
Man allegedly jumps from roof, hides in trash can while fleeing from police


A man took a leap of faith in an attempt to elude police early Saturday morning.

It all started when Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputy Juan Rodriguez saw a vehicle with a broken taillight. The vehicle in question eluded the deputy as he tried to complete a traffic stop. Rodriguez then located the car in the area of 12th and McDonald, where Rodriguez found the vehicle's occupants “hunkered down,” according to a news release.

While speaking with the driver, Rodriguez noticed the passenger, 28-year-old Jason Brioso, attempt to open the door. Rodriguez commanded the man to stop and ran around the vehicle to stop him, but Brioso got out of the car holding a black bag.

Brioso then pushed Rodriguez in the chest to get around the deputy, according to the news release. Rodriguez informed Brioso that he was under arrest, when he jumped into the front seat of the vehicle and wiggled through the driver's door and fled.

The deputy chased Brioso, but lost him near the 13200 block of E. 11th, where Rodriguez was joined by several other officers, including Spokane Police Department Officer Dan Lesser and K9 officer Rav.

Rav and the officers began tracing Brioso's footprints, eventually coming across a shoe next to a fence, and then another shoe, a sock and a pair of pants. Rodriguez then saw footprints leading to the roof of a house and broken tree limbs indicating that the suspect had jumped and tried to catch a tree, according to the news release.

Officer Lesser than announced that he found Brioso hiding in a garbage bin on the 13200 block of East 10th.

“Brioso was shivering from the cold and was not wearing pants, socks or shoes in the 20-degree weather,” the news release read.

Inside the black bag that Brioso was allegedly holding was a stolen semi-automatic Ruger .380 handgun, “a considerable amount” of methamphetamine and a shaved Honda key with possibly stolen debit cards. Brioso also had an outstanding warrant from Idaho. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a stolen firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, making or having motor vehicle theft tools, resisting arrest, obstructing, third-degree assault and fugitive hold out of Idaho for dangerous drugs.


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