Deputies arrest man near Silver Lake who fled I-90 Four Lakes traffic stop


Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies and the K-9 unit tracked down and apprehended a man who fled from a traffic stop on I-90 near Four Lakes Tuesday morning.

At approximately 10:45 a.m. Dep. Jeff Thurman stopped a vehicle driven by 42-year-old Isidro Mendez-Ortega, who presented the deputy with an Oregon state identification card and what appeared to be a fraudulent Social Security card. During the questioning Thurman noticed a rifle on the front passenger side floorboard and when asked about it Mendez-Ortega said he was hunting.

Thurman placed the rifle in the patrol vehicle while trying t...

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