Siriy was booked into the Spokane County Jail for Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement, Assault 2nd Degree and Malicious Mischief 1st Degree.
The incident began early this morning, just before 5:00 a.m., when Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy David Totman located a vehicle that had just been reported as stolen, traveling north on Hatch Road. He followed the vehicle, a 2001 Dodge truck, as additional units responded to assist.
With additional units close to his location, Deputy Totman activated his emergency lights to stop the truck in the area of Perry and Half Moon Road. Siriy, who was later identified as the driver, initially stopped the stolen vehicle, but quickly threw it into reverse and rammed Deputy Totman’s vehicle causing the airbag to deploy, extensive damage and disabling it. Siriy then accelerated away from the scene at a high rate of speed. Deputy Totman received minor injuries from the airbag deployment.
Sergeant Zollars pursued the fleeing vehicle which pulled into a driveway near Crescent Road. Siriy bailed out of the vehicle without putting it into park and fled on foot. The vehicle rolled into a ditch, struck a tree which fell onto power lines causing a power outage in the immediate area.
A perimeter was established and a K9 Unit and Air 1 were called to the scene to conduct a search for Siriy but he was not located at that time.
At approximately 11:00 a.m., a County Roads Department employee was contact by a male who was dirty and appeared to be all scratched up. The Roads Department employee called and reported the male who continued walking on Wild Rose.
A short time later, Deputies located the male and identified him as Siriy in the area of the Quick Stop on Hwy. 395 and Wild Rose.
Siriy was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement, Assault 2nd Degree and Malicious Mischief 1st Degree.