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Police Looking To Keep 'Prolific Thief' Behind Bars

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Spokane Police arrested a prolific thief with six felony convictions after officers located him in a stolen vehicle, he ran from officers by jumping two fences, and dodged in and out of traffic on Wellesley. Spokane Police arrested a prolific thief with six felony convictions after officers located him in a stolen vehicle, he ran from officers by jumping two fences, and dodged in and out of traffic on Wellesley.
SPOKANE, Wash. - A man the Spokane Police Department is calling a "prolific thief" is in jail right now, and the Police Department is working with the Prosecutor's Office to see that he stays there.

Spokane Police say they located a stolen car driving on Magnolia near Wabash last Friday and when they attempted to make contact, the driver, identified as 28-year-old Michael Harris, bailed from the car and began running from officers. Officers say during the foot pursuit, Harris ran in and out of traffic on Wellesley, before they were able to arrest him. 

When police searched the car Harris was driving, they found multiple stolen items, including an Apple Mac Book, a hard drive, a watch, broken cell phones, and shaved keys. Harris was booked into jail on Possession of Stolen Property, and Taking a Motor Vehicle without the Owner's Permission. 

But Police say they've dealt with Harris before, and they'd like to keep in jail this time. They are working with the Spokane County Prosecutor's Office to request a $50,000 bond. Harris already has six felony convictions under his belt, including four as an adult for Assault, Attempting to Elude, Theft and Burglary. His other two felony convictions were as a juvenile. He also has 12 misdemeanor convictions. 

Harris will appear in court Monday afternoon. 
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