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Dangerous Wanted Man Arrested near Rainier
04/05/2008
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A man considered armed and dangerous who was wanted on several warrants including one charging attempted murder was arrested Saturday morning after he was spotted by a police officer. PATRICK ALLEN McMILLAN, age 41, was the subject of an extensive search by officers from local, county and State agencies Friday afternoon and evening 5 miles northwest of Clatskanie after officers spotted the man and he ran from a vehicle into the brush.
 
McMILLAN was wanted on a Columbia County felony warrant listing numerous charges including Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Kidnap. He also has a felony warrant for Parole Violation issued by the Oregon State Parole Board.
 
According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Sergeant Larry Lucas, on April 5, 2008 at about 4:00 a.m. McMILLAN reportedly crashed a vehicle on Heath Road and Wonderly Road just west of Rainier. A witness reported seeing a man leaving the area on foot with a backpack. Between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. he was seen on Alston Road.
 
A Rainier police officer was on his way home when he came across McMILLAN walking down the road. The officer detained McMILLAN until backup could arrive. An OSP trooper and officers from the Rainier Police Department, Clatskanie Police Department and Columbia County Sheriffs Office responded. McMILLAN was taken into custody without incident and lodged by Columbia County Sheriff's Office at their jail.
 
Questions regarding the original case should be directed to Columbia County Sheriff's Office.