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New Mexico rape suspect arrested after high-speed chase in Oregon

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Jeremiah Baldwin, jail booking photo Jeremiah Baldwin, jail booking photo
K-9 Diesel, photo from Tigard Police Department K-9 Diesel, photo from Tigard Police Department
NORTH PLAINS, OR (KPTV) -

A rape suspect wanted out of New Mexico was arrested after a high-speed chase on the Oregon coast, a crash in Washington County and a capture by a K-9, according to police.  

An Oregon State Police trooper recognized Jerimiah Baldwin, 34, of Albuquerque, NM, driving a Honda Civic at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in Tillamook.

The trooper attempted to stop the suspect's car, but police said Baldwin took off at a high rate of speed on Highway 6. The Tillamook County Sheriff's Department was also involved in the pursuit with speeds exceeding 100 mph, but Baldwin was able to speed away.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office later located the car near Highway 26 and Highway 6. Deputies deployed spike strips and the car crashed in a field near Milepost 54 on Highway 26.

Baldwin then attempted to run away, according to police. He was caught a short time later by a Tigard police K-9 and taken into custody.

The Tigard Police Department said it was the first capture for new K-9 Diesel, who was just certified last month.

Baldwin was booked in the Washington County Jail on charges of attempt to elude in vehicle, attempt to elude on foot, reckless driving and reckless endangering. He is also being held on a fugitive warrant out of New Mexico where he is wanted on charges of rape and kidnapping. 

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