Domestic violence suspect flees from law enforcement, crashes into boulder

SPOKANE, Wash. — A domestic violence suspect was arrested after crashing a stolen car into a boulder.

Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a domestic violence call in the 19100 block of East Marietta Avenue Monday morning. The caller told police that the suspect, 22-year-old Marionette R. Eblacas, was having an argument with her grandmother, and that it sounded like it got physical.

Deputy Tim Jones arrived and spoke with Eblacas’s grandmother and witnesses; they said that Eblacas stomped on his grandmother’s foot and ran away, driving off in a white Honda CRV.

Witnesses gave Deputy Jones the CRV’s license plate number, and after a check he learned the car was reported stolen on Sunday.

According to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Jones found probably cause to charge Eblacas with fourth-degree domestic violence assault, and advised other responding deputies that the suspect was driving a stolen CRV and may be heading toward Desmet.

Deputy Skye Ortiz found Eblacas in the stolen Honda, parked near Desmet and Pines. He turned on his lights and told her to stay in the car, but Eblacas started her car and drove off, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies called off the pursuit for public safety after Eblacas was reportedly swerving around the roads in an attempt to escape.

The Sheriff’s Office says that Eblacas turned on Gillis from Sprague, crashing her car into a boulder off the side of the road, and had gotten out of the car to run away.

Deputy Ortiz chased down Eblacas and took her into custody with the help of Deputy Byron Zlateff.

Eblacas was booked into the Spokane County Jail for possession of a stolen motor vehicle, attempting to elude law enforcement, resisting arrest, making false statements, hit-and-run property damage, fourth-degree domestic violence assault and third-degree driving while suspended.