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Shady Cove Man Arrested Following Attempt to Elude in Rural Deschutes County

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A Shady Cove man was arrested on Monday afternoon for multiple crimes after he eluded an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper in a stolen vehicle southwest of Bend.

On January 27, 2014 at approximately 2:30 p.m., an OSP Fish and Wildlife trooper was patrolling in the area of China Hat Road near milepost 3 when he observed a reported stolen red 2000 Cadillac Eldorado. The OSP trooper attempted to overtake the Cadillac Eldorado. The driver, later identified as RICHARD ROY, age 44, from Shady Cove, refused to yield and attempted to elude the OSP trooper at a high rate of speed. The OSP trooper briefly lost sight of the Cadillac but was able to see it turn onto Horse Ridge Road. Once the Cadillac drove onto the dirt portion of Horse Ridge Road the OSP trooper, utilizing his patrol pickup, was able to overtake the Cadillac. The Cadillac continued to elude the OSP trooper at a high rate of speed on dirt roads in the area for several minutes. While on the dirt roads, the Cadillac sustained under carriage damage and a flat tire, rendering it not drivable. ROY exited the Cadillac and attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended by th e OSP trooper a short distance from the vehicle.

ROY was taken into custody without incident. A search of ROY revealed he was in possession of a small quantity of suspected methamphetamine.

ROY was transported to the Deschutes County Jail where he was lodged on a felony warrant for Parole Violation and new crimes of Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle, Misdemeanor Elude on Foot, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering, Misdemeanor Driving while Suspended or Revoked, and Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle. Other charges may be pending upon review by the Deschutes County District Attorney's Office.

Photograph provided by OSP.


Contact Info:
Lt. Steve Mitchell
Oregon State Police