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A man was apprehended by Wenatchee police officers after allegedly stealing a car, running over his passenger, and attempting to flee the scene in Wenatchee on Friday afternoon.

The East Wenatchee Police officers were already investigating the case of a stolen gray Nissan sedan on Friday morning when the Wenatchee police officers and the Columbia River Drug Task Force located the sedan in the alleyway of S Chelan Ave at around 2 pm. Wenatchee Police Sergeant Joe Eaton described the suspect as a 30-year-old Hispanic male, who was also suspected of stealing a motorcycle earlier in the week. Initially compliant, the suspect drove away from the scene during the pursuit. During the pursuit, a female passenger inside the sedan attempted to get out of the car and had her leg run over in the process. The passenger was taken to Central Washington Hospital with minor injuries.

Officers twice attempted to stop the suspect from driving away, but he continued and ultimately crashed into a parked car near Colonia Vista. The suspect then fled on foot before being apprehended on the 800 block of Cascade Street. The Columbia River Drug Task Force is currently investigating this case, with charges pending. The suspect could be facing five felonies and two misdemeanors.

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