Charlie Wallace crashed into SPD vehicle during pursuit | Crime
We got a news release from Spokane Police last night that reveals a little more about last week’s deputy shootout. During the pursuit when Charlie Wallace was driving at high speeds toward Deer Park, he crashed into a police officer’s vehicle.
We recognized the name because it was an officer that we actually went on a ride-along with earlier this year. Officer Ryan Snider is a public information officer for SPD and we joined him on a January day shift just before 6 a.m.
7:37 a.m. - We intended to respond to a residential burglary in the West Plains, but we were called off. Instead we drove to East Spokane to respond to a domestic violence call. A female resident said her ex-husband broke into the the house occupied by her and other roommates. Ofc. Snider says the same house had a search warrant for drugs last week.
The suspect had just gotten out of jail that morning. He drove off before we arrived. We followed his footsteps around the home in the snow to the back door leading to the basement where he broke parts of it to break in.
Ofc. Snider called the on-shift corporal to take photos of evidence, but in this situation, it was a sergeant that would respond because the other corporal was unavailable.