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Sutherlin Man Arrested Following Injury Hit & Run in Roseburg Area
Sergeant Steve Mitchell
Oregon State Police - Roseburg
(541) 440-0248

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Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Sutherlin Police Department, arrested a man Friday evening following an injury hit & run crash involving a pedestrian in the Roseburg area.
On January 22, 2010, at about 5:55 p.m. a 1994 Toyota Tercel driven by LAROY COBB, age 38, from Sutherlin, was westbound on Garden Valley Boulevard in Roseburg approaching the Interstate 5 interchange. A pedestrian, GRACE SNYDER, age 17, from Roseburg, was crossing the northbound on ramp at the Garden Valley Interchange.  COBB turned onto the northbound on ramp and struck SNYDER with the left front of his car as she was crossing the on ramp.
COBB fled the scene in his car northbound on Interstate 5.  Responding officers from Roseburg Police Department (RPD) and Oregon State Police (OSP) were able to quickly get a description of COBB'S vehicle and dispatched an attempt to locate out to area police agencies.
A Sutherlin police officer set up in the area of the exit 136 interchange, and shortly after the suspect information was provided COBB'S vehicle was spotted and stopped.
OSP troopers responded to Sutherlin and arrested COBB for Felony Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Assault in the Fourth Degree. COBB was also cited for No Operator's License and Fail to Stop and Remain Stopped for a Pedestrian.
SNYDER was treated at the scene and later transported to Mercy Medical Center with minor injuries.

OSP troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office are continuing the investigation.  OSP detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division, Roseburg Police Department, and Roseburg Fire Department assisted at the scene.