Fugitive leads police on wild chase | Crime
A fugitive led numerous Idaho police agencies on a wild chase Wednesday afternoon, ending in the man's arrest.
Patrick S. Dalton, 30, was wanted for escaping community custody in Clarkston, Wash., and also had an outstanding felony failure to appear warrant from Nez Perce County. According to a news release from Kootenai County, Dalton is allegedly a member of a skinhead gang.
Just after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force officers with a Kootenai County Sheriff's Office K9 unit attempted to stop a vehicle that Dalton was driving in the area of US Highway 95 and West Canfield Avenue in north Coeur d'Alene. Dalton immediately fled, eventually heading south on 4th street. After a pursuit, Dalton “lost control of the vehicle at the intersection of Northwest Boulevard and West Hubbard Avenue, and crashed into a center median landscaping and his vehicle became high-centered.”
Dalton then attempted to flee by foot, but was stopped by the K9 unit.
“A subsequent evidence search of the immediate area showed Dalton tried to discard about 4 ounces of drugs believed to be methamphetamine,” the news release read.
On top of his outstanding warrants, Dalton was charged with felony drug trafficking, felony possession of a controlled substance and felony eluding.
There were two passengers with Dalton, both of Spokane: Brett C. Sears, 28, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance; Katie A. Gendron, 18, was charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.