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Wanted Rape Suspect Arrested with Help of Fugitive Task Force
11/20/2008
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A man wanted on a Clackamas County rape warrant that eluded Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers Monday morning was arrested today at a Milwaukie area apartment with the help of the US Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force.
 
On November 20, 2008 at 8:30 a.m. fugitive task force members arrested KEITH BALLOU, age 26, at an apartment complex in the 13000 block of SE Rusk Road. BALLOU was sought following a November 17th incident during which an OSP trooper stopped a Toyota Camry he was driving northbound Highway 213 in the Oregon City area for a traffic violation. As the trooper was contacting BALLOU, he sped away northbound and attempted to elude OSP troopers onto a gravel road. BALLOU drove through a metal gate and past workers at a construction site. Troopers lost sight of the car southbound on Highway 99E near Interstate 205.
 
An OSP detective assigned to the US Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force tracked BALLOU down at the Milwaukie apartment where he was arrested.
 
BALLOU was lodged in Clackamas County Jail on the warrant charging Rape in the Third Degree and the following additional charges:
 
• Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
• Reckless Driving
• Recklessly Endangering Another Person
• Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree
 
The U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Washington County Sheriff's Office, Portland Police Bureau, Oregon State Police, Multnomah County Probation & Parole, Clackamas County Probation & Parole, and the Oregon National Guard.