Also: Kirkland man fights charges of taking officer's gun.

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A Seattle man who was shot twice by a Mercer Island police officer after allegedly stealing a patrol car was released from jail yesterday after posting $10,000 bail, jail officials said.

Reinhard Wysgoll, 22, pleaded not guilty yesterday in King County Superior Court to second-degree car theft and third-degree escape.

Prosecutors accuse Wysgoll of stealing the Mercer Island patrol car after a chase across the Interstate 90 bridge Feb. 1. A 33-year-old man who police say was with Wysgoll in the stolen patrol car has not been charged in the Mercer Island case but remains in the King County Jail on other charges.

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Man fights charges of taking officer’s gun

A Kirkland man has pleaded not guilty to breaking into a State Patrol car last month and stealing a trooper’s service pistol and a briefcase full of documents.

Conann Yow, 28, is charged in King County Superior Court with possession of a stolen firearm. He remained in the King County Jail yesterday with bail set at $50,000.

Prosecutors say Yow sold the stolen gun to a 33-year-old man later arrested on suspicion of stealing a Mercer Island police patrol car Feb. 1.

Seattle Times Eastside bureau