PACT team arrests two after driver rams patrol car

Sgt. Lydia Taylor, 509.481.8656


Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2 p.m.


Incident #: 14-6031

The Spokane Police Department Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT) arrested two people, 27-year-old Kristin Edwards and 32-year-old Gary Todd after the stolen car they were driving rammed into a police vehicle. Todd was booked into jail for a Department of Corrections Escape warrant and another warrant for 3rd Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. Edwards was booked into jail for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and a Criminal Assistance warrant. More charges are expected for each of the suspects in this incident.

Last night, January 6, 2014, at approximately 8 p.m. SPD’s PACT team was assisting the US Marshalls in locating 32 year-old Gary Todd who was wanted on a Department of Corrections Escape warrant as well as another warrant for 3rd Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. PACT officers located Todd in the area of 10th and Maple, driving a stolen 2013 Ford Focus. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, Todd rammed one of SPD’s K-9’s patrol cars, while K-9 Rav was inside, while attempting to escape. With the help of citizen reports, officers were able to follow Todd to the area of 27th and Mt Vernon where he fled the vehicle on foot with his girlfriend, 27 year-old Kristin Edwards. They were located approximately an hour later after a homeowner found them hiding in their laundry room. Todd was booked into jail on his warrants. Edwards was booked into jail for a local warrant for Criminal Assistance and also Possession of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine. More charges are expected in this incident today, including 2nd Assault, Possession of a Motor Vehicle, and Eluding.

Neither the officer or K-9 were injured in the collision; however, his vehicle was taken out of service due to the damage sustained in the collision.

Todd is a prolific criminal and has had numerous past contacts with law enforcement.



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