Shootout suspect leaves hospital enters jail

first_imgAn alleged robber who exchanged gunfire with a Vancouver man who police say had marijuana plants in his home last week was released from a hospital Tuesday afternoon and booked into the Clark County Jail on a string of felony allegations.Chuck Slanaker, 30, was being held without bail on suspicion of first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and illegally possessing a firearm, a jail spokesman said. Slanaker is to make a first court appearance this morning.The target of the alleged robbery, Rickie Landacre, 58, who lives on Northeast 131st Avenue in the Fircrest neighborhood, also was shot and hospitalized, Vancouver police said. A check of four major hospitals in the Vancouver-Portland area indicated that Landacre was not a patient at any of them Tuesday night. Landacre’s gunshot wounds were never described as life-threatening.The case surfaced very early on the morning of Nov. 3 when police and paramedics were called to Landacre’s home. Landacre, suffering from gunshot wounds, told police that he met a woman and brought her back to his house earlier in the evening.Shortly after the woman left, at about 4 a.m., a man Landacre didn’t know came to the door displaying a gun and shot him, according to police. Landacre grabbed a nearby handgun and fired back, hitting Slanaker multiple times. Slanaker’s injuries were described as life-threatening at the time.last_img read more