Matthew S. Harris

Matthew S. Harris, booking photo.

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Police deployed spike strips while chasing a wanted man in Portland Friday morning, eventually ending the chase near Northwest 14th Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street.

The wanted man, Matthew S. Harris, 36, has a history of eluding police and was spotted by a central precinct police sergeant near Northwest 14th Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street around 11 a.m. getting into a rented van, according to law enforcement.

The sergeant asked for help and then tried to stop Harris.

Another officer used spike strips to pop Harris’ tires, but that didn’t stop him, according to police. Officers used a box-in maneuver to stop and surround Harris near Northwest 14th Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street.

Harris was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on multiple warrants. Officers say other charges against Harris are pending.

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