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Wanted Fugitive Avoids Capture, Two Others Wanted Out of Wheeler County Arrested Following Elude & Search west of Roseburg

April 24, 2014

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

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Oregon State Police (OSP) & Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) are asking for the public's help to locate a dangerous, wanted felon who avoided capture Wednesday afternoon following an atte mpt to elude west of the Roseburg area. Law enforcement cautions the public to not approach this person if seen and to call 9-1-1 or OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at 800-442-2068 with information about his whereabouts.

HIRAM SAMUEL CUNNINGHAM, age 30, from Sutherlin, is wanted on numerous felony and misdemeanor warrants out of Douglas, Lane and Jackson counties. CUNNINGHAM is described as a white male, 6'2", 170 pounds, with short brown hair and hazel eyes. He is known to wear disguises including a wig and reading style glasses to avoid being recognized. He is known to carrying firearms, is potentially violent, and has previously eluded arrest.

On April 23, 2014 at approximately 4:04 p.m., two OSP detectives in a marked OSP pickup traveling northbound on Interstate 5 in the Roseburg area recognized CUNNINGHAM driving a 2008 Chevrolet Impala four door with two other occupants. The Chevrolet took exit 125 and turned west onto NW Garden Valley Boulevard where detectives attempted a traffic stop.

CUNNINGHAM drove into a mall parking lot and fled at a high rate of speed through the parking lot. After returning to NW Garden Valley Boulevard, he attempted to elude the detectives and responding troopers at speeds over 100 mph along Old Garden Valley Road for approximately five miles when OSP officers lost sight of the car.

As officers from OSP, Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) and Roseburg Police Department (RPD) searched the area for the car, it was spotted abandoned near Capital Lane. OSP detectives contacted two people on foot and confirmed they were passengers in the car. Both people were confirmed wanted on felony warrants out Wheeler County for Fail to Appear - Dangerous Drugs. They were identified as CHANTEL DAWN WOODY, age 26, and BROGAN JOHN DELIA, age 22, both from Fossil. Both were later lodged in the Douglas County Jail.

Officers assisted by DCSO and RPD K-9 teams searched the area of Capital Lane and Old Garden Valley Road until about 8:00 p.m. when they discontinued their search.

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