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Man Sought Following Sunday Elude, Crash on Oregon Side of Highway 197 Bridge
08/16/2010
Sergeant Pat Shortt
Oregon State Police - The Dalles
(541) 296-9646

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An individual wanted on a felony warrant is still being sought following a Sunday afternoon attempt to elude that started in Washington and ended in a crash and a several hour search near the banks of the Columbia River in The Dalles area. Information and a photograph of the wanted man are provided to help locate and arrest him.
 
On August 15, 2010 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Klickitat County, Washington Sheriff's Office (KCSO) attempted to stop a brown GMC pickup driven by TRAVIS BARKER, age 21, from The Dalles, near Dallesport. BARKER, who is wanted on a felony Oregon Parole Violation warrant, attempted to elude the deputy southbound on Highway 197 and as they were about to cross the Oregon/Washington border KCSO ended their pursuit of the pickup.
 
BARKER continued driving across the Highway 197 bridge into Oregon, and about three-quarters of the way across he lost control and collided with a northbound Subaru Baja station wagon.
 
After the crash, BARKER and an unidentified white adult male passenger fled on foot. Officers from OSP, KCSO, Wasco County Sheriff's Office, Sherman County Sheriff's Office, The Dalles Police Department, and a tracking dog from Skamania, County Sheriff's Office searched the surrounding area but didn't find either of the two men.
 
BARKER is described as a white male, 5'9", 160 lbs, greens eyes and dark hair described as a buzz cut. He was last seen wearing a white shirt and khaki shorts.
 
The unidentified passenger is described a white male adult, short blond hair, last seen wearing dark pants and no shirt. This person may have an injury to one of his arms.
 
The crash closed bridge traffic for one hour and then restricted it to one lane for two more hours. ODOT handled traffic control while OSP investigated the crash that injured the Subaru's driver, SAMANTHA ANDERSON, age 19, from Dallesport, Washington. She was transported by ambulance to Mid-Columbia Medical Center where she was treated and released for minor injuries.
 
Anyone with information regarding BARKER's location is asked to call 9-1-1 or OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888.