Suspect Flees and Tries to Ram a Deputy’s Patrol Car
During a pursuit last night, 42-year-old Jacob E. Guyor tried to ram a Deputy’s patrol car as he fled from a traffic stop. After the vehicle pursuit, he fled on foot and later surrendered after K9 Laslo tracked him to a residence in the 200 block of South Chronicle in Spokane Valley. Guyor was charged with two felonies, three misdemeanors, and a Department of Corrections Community Custody Hold.
On May 24, 2016 at approximately 11:15 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Palmer stopped a vehicle occupied by a male driver and female passenger in the area of McKinnon and 3rd Avenue for expired license plate tabs.
The driver, later identified as Guyor, but he initially verbally identified himself using his brother’s name, stating he was waiting for an emissions test before getting a current registration. Deputy Palmer checked the name Guyor initially provided and found that person’s driving status was suspended. Deputy Palmer re-approached Guyor and informed him he was under arrest for DWLS 3rd and told him to exit the vehicle. Instead of exiting the vehicle, Guyor slammed it into drive, spinning the tires as he fled.
With no pedestrian and very little vehicular traffic, Deputy Palmer and Deputy Getchell, who arrived to assist, pursued Guyor. At one point, Guyor turned into a dirt, dead-end driveway in the 4700 block of East 1st Avenue. Guyor stopped the vehicle before reaching the dead-end, shifted into reverse and drove directly at Deputy Palmer’s vehicle. Deputy Palmer quickly maneuvered his patrol car out of the way of Guyor’s vehicle, avoiding a collision.
In the area of 3rd Avenue and Chronicle, Deputy Palmer attempted to try a PIT (Pursuit Immunization Technique) maneuver to safely end the pursuit but as he moved into position, Guyor swerved sharply toward the patrol vehicle causing Deputy Palmer to swerve to avoid another collision.
Guyor continued to try and evade both deputies before stopping his vehicle in the middle of the road on 2nd Avenue, leaving his female passenger in the car as he fled on foot.
A perimeter was quickly established and K9 announcements were made as Corporal Thurman and his partner K9 Laslo arrived to attempt to locate Guyor.
K9 Laslo began his track at Guyor’s last known location and led Corporal Thurman to the backyard of a residence in the area of the 200 block of South Chronicle and straight to the backdoor. PA announcements where given advising Guyor to surrender which Guyor eventually followed. He was taken into custody without further incident.
Guyor was not injured during this incident. His adult female passenger stated she had neck and back pain due to Guyor’s reckless driving. During the track, Corporal Thurman tripped on a piece of ripped up fence hooked to a tree in the dark, tall grass. He sustained what is believed to be a minor injury to his elbow and a few scrapes/bruises. At the end of the pursuit, Deputy Palmer struck a partially closed chain link fence gate with his vehicle, damaging both.
Guyor was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Attempting to Elude, Assault 3rd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Obstructing a Public Officer, Driving while Suspended and for a Department of Corrections Community Hold.