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Sheriff: Driver of stolen car crashes into patrol car, tries to flee on foot in Salem

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Jeremy Johnson (Courtesy: MCSO) Jeremy Johnson (Courtesy: MCSO)

A man was taken into custody by Marion County deputies early Monday after he allegedly stole a vehicle, crashed into a patrol car and attempted to flee on foot.

The crash happened at Devonshire Avenue Northeast and Fisher Road just after midnight.

Marion County deputies said they spotted a stolen car just from the Mega Foods parking lot on Devonshire Avenue.

Deputies attempted to stop the driver, later identified as 18-year-old Jeremy Johnson.

Johnson allegedly sped away from deputies and drove through a stop sign before crashing into a patrol car that was in the area on an unrelated call.

Deputies said Johnson fled on foot, but was later tracked down by a K-9 officer.

Two juveniles were left inside the stolen car. They were not hurt in the crash and have not been charged.

Johnson faces multiple charges including unlawful use of a vehicle and reckless endangerment. 

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