A man who last year jumped from a second-story building in a failed attempt to escape Federal Way police was sentenced Friday to 12 years in federal prison.
Jeffrey A. Dorsey, 37, was wanted for passing counterfeit money when he ran from police in January 2012, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle said.
He was arrested and eventually convicted of possession of a stolen gun, counterfeiting, using counterfeit money and interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle.
Investigators said he stole a car, a gun, ammunition and a GPS unit in his native Colorado before coming to Washington and using counterfeit money to buy another car in Federal Way. The seller called police when he discovered the money Dorsey paid with was counterfeit.
Police tracked Dorsey near a motel on Pacific Highway South, and he ran. They eventually caught him and found the stolen gun and more than $5,000 in counterfeit bills, federal prosecutors said.adam.lynn@ thenewstribune.com