Felon just released from jail on the run after police chase

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SEATTLE - Police are searching for a man who led officers on a chase, crashed a car and ran away -- only hours after he got out of jail.

 

Emanuel Kozma, 24, was released from the King County Jail at 4:33 p.m. on Wednesday after he was booked the day before on drug charges.

 

King County Sheriff's detectives started tailing a car in White Center around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, believing that Kozman, a convicted felon, was inside, illegally in possession of a gun.

 

The car took off northward, into Seattle. As detectives chased it, somebody threw a handgun out the window, police said.  Police have the weapon.

 

The car rolled at 17th and Trenton.

 

Neighbor Bob Killam heard the crash, came out and found a woman passenger standing on the sidewalk.

 

"She was talking to 911 and then she gave the phone to me, and I talked to 911 a little bit, and by that time the police were here, and police cars were comin' in like crazy," Killam said.

 

Killam said he then realized a manhunt was under way.

 

Police arrested the 22-year-old woman on suspicion of rendering criminal assistance.

 

Police think Kozma may have another gun. They said that anyone who sees him shouldn't approach him.