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Spike Strips Help End Washington Fugitive's Attempt to Elude Arrest in The Dalles Area
03/24/2010
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Deployment of spike strips helped Oregon State Police (OSP) safely end a Washington fugitive's attempt to elude arrest Wednesday morning in The Dalles.
 
On March 24, 2010 at approximately 9:15 a.m. OSP Senior Trooper Elijah Preston attempted to stop a 2000 Buick LeSabre displaying Washington license plates on suspicion the driver was operating with a suspended license as the car exited eastbound Interstate 84 on the west end of The Dalles. The driver failed to stop and attempted to elude the trooper and Wasco County deputies on area streets before getting back onto the eastbound freeway lanes near milepost 83.
 
As the Buick continued eastbound at speeds around 90 mph, another trooper deployed spike strips near milepost 86 successfully deflating the two left side tires. The driver pulled over and stopped near milepost 87 where he was taken into custody without further incident about 9:30 a.m.
 
CHARLES EUGENE STALCUP, age 38, from Goldendale, Washington was wanted on an outstanding Washington State felony warrant for Probation Violation on drug-related charges. STALCUP was lodged in the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR) on the following charges:
  • Fugitive From Justice (out of state felony warrant)
  • Warrant - Probation Violation (Sherman County)
  • Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
  • Reckless Driving
  • Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
 
He was also cited for Driving While Suspended.