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OSP Troopers Use Taser to Take Wanted Felon Into Custody Near La Grande
May 20, 2013

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

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A man wanted on numerous warrants was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) early Sunday near La Grande after troopers used a Taser on the aggressively resisting man to take him into custody during a traffic stop.
 
Shortly after midnight, May 19, 2013, two OSP troopers stopped a vehicle in Island City near La Grande on suspicion the driver was wanted on numerous warrants. The vehicle was seen earlier by one of the troopers who ran a check using the Mobile Data Terminal computer in the patrol car on the registered owner, DARYL S. FREDERICKSON, age 35, from Umatilla, and learned he was wanted on four outstanding warrants and was known to be an officer safety concern.
 
The trooper lost sight of the vehicle but located it later and stopped it. The driver, FREDERICKSON, was positively identified at that time as the wanted felon. When troopers initiated a felony stop at gunpoint, FREDERICKSON exited the vehicle and refused to obey their commands and orders. A Taser was deployed twice against FREDERICKSON who verbally threatened and challenged the troopers. After the second Taser deployment, he was taken into custody following a short struggle.
 
In addition to local charges of Resisting Arrest, Interfering with a Police Officer, and misdemeanor Attempt to Elude on Foot, FREDERICKSON was lodged in the Union County Jail on the following warrants:
 
* Contempt of Court - Fail to appear on Felon in Possession of a Firearm (Hermiston Municipal Court)
* Three warrants out of Union County charging Unlawful Possession & Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine, and two separate counts of Fail to Appear - Theft in the Second Degree.