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California Man Arrested After Attempting to Elude Troopers in Southern Oregon
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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Josephine County Sheriff's Office
Oregon State Police
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Josephine County Sheriff's Office, arrested a Crescent City, California man following his attempt to elude officers near Kerby in southern Josephine County. Two OSP patrol vehicles received minor damage in a collision with the suspect's pickup before he abandoned it and fled on foot until he was captured.
According to Sergeant Jeff Proulx, on April 2, 2012 at approximately 12:55 p.m. an OSP trooper attempted to stop a Toyota pickup for a speed violation northbound on Highway 199 near Kerby. When the trooper turned around to initiate the stop, the pickup sped up to speeds over 80 mph until turning into a wooded area on a single lane dirt road.
Additional OSP patrol and fish & game troopers, along with a Josephine County Sheriff's Office deputy, were involved assisting with stopping the pickup. The pickup came back in the opposite direction and collided with two OSP patrol vehicles. The driver abandoned the pickup and tried fleeing on foot across a small creek where he was captured and arrested at about 1:20 p.m.
MARSHALL BLAKE RANDALL, age 26, from Crescent City, California was arrested and lodged in the Josephine County Jail on the following charges:
  • Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
  • Misdemeanor Attempt to Elude on Foot
  • Felony Hit and Run (2 counts)
  • Reckless Driving (3 counts)
  • Attempted Assault in the First Degree (2 counts)
  • Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance --- Methamphetamine
  • Felony Driving While Suspended
  • Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree
No one was injured.