Text Size:   A+ A- A   •   Text Only
Site Image
Two Arrested Following Ontario Carjacking, Elude and Exchange of Shots with Officers
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Photograph links valid 30 days - Sources:
Malheur County Sheriff's Office
Oregon State Police
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Malheur County District Attorney's Office and involved local law enforcement agencies, are continuing the investigation into an Ontario-area carjacking and subsequent chase that ended with the arrest of two men. Shots were reportedly exchanged between Malheur County deputies and the suspects during the incident that ended near a residential area about 6 1/2 miles west of Vale.
Investigators are requesting contact with several drivers, possibly 30 – 40 drivers, who had to take evasive action to avoid the suspects in a stolen pickup as they attempted to elude police. Any of these drivers are asked to call OSP Lieutenant Richard Pileggi at (541) 889-6469 ext. 710.
Preliminary information indicates during the early morning hours of June 24, 2010 the two suspects stole a vehicle in Malheur County. At approximately 2:09 p.m. the suspects abandoned that vehicle behind the Ontario Les Schwab tire store and confronted an employee arriving to work in a 2000 Chevrolet pickup displaying Idaho license plates. The suspects stole that pickup and as Ontario police and OSP troopers were arriving on scene they fled in the pickup southbound toward Nyssa and then westbound into the Vale area. Speeds reportedly were up to 110 mph as the suspects attempted to elude officers.
While attempting to elude officers, the suspects reportedly stopped near Vale and tried to carjack another vehicle but its driver sped away. About this time, at least one of the suspects shot at Malheur County deputies who were outside their vehicle and at least one deputy returned fire. No one was reportedly injured.
The suspects then continued fleeing westbound on Highway 20 until they abandoned the pickup approximately 6 1/2 miles west of Vale in a residential area. The two suspects fled on foot but were captured by troopers, deputies and city officers about 150 yards from the pickup at approximately 2:49 p.m.
The suspects are identified as JAMES M. DUVALL, age 25, and DAVID JOSPEH SARBACHER, age 37. Both are believed to be transient. DUVALL was wanted on a felony escape warrant out of Washington State. In addition to DUVALL's warrant, both men were lodged in the Malheur County Jail on one count of Robbery in the First Degree.
Additional charges are pending and questions about upcoming court appearance(s) should be directed to the Malheur County District Attorney's Office.  No other information to be released pending approval from the District Attorney's Office.