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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
Photograph provided by OSP.
Lt. Steve Mitchell
Oregon State Police