CAMAS, WA (KPTV) - A man was arrested early Friday morning after he led authorities on a pursuit from Oregon City to Camas, Washington.
The Oregon City Police Department said the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office sent out information about a suspect driving a stolen vehicle. The suspect was wanted for several felony crimes, including unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, attempt to elude, and burglary.
Police said the suspect of Sandy, was believed to be armed.
At around 3:45 a.m., an officer located the stolen truck at 15th Street and Washington Street in Oregon City. The officer followed the truck until other officers arrived before trying to stop the vehicle.
Officers initiated a traffic stop on Interstate 205 near Strawberry Lane overpass, but the suspect took off. Officers began the pursuit, and Clackamas County deputies took over the pursuit in Portland.
The suspect led deputies north on I-205 into Washington, then along State Route 14.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said the chase ended after spike strips flatten the tires of the truck and the suspect crashed the vehicle near the Camas Cemetery.
The suspect, identified as Nathanael Aaron Samuel, 26, of Sandy, fled on foot, but was caught by a deputy.
Samuel was arrested and booked into the Clackamas County Jail on charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle, two counts of attempt to elude a police officer on foot, two counts of attempt to elude a police officer in a vehicle, reckless driving, reckless endangering, third-degree assault, and a probation violation detainer for possession of a controlled substance - meth.
Anyone with information about incidents involving Samuel is asked to contact the sheriff's office tip line at 503-723-4949 or at web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp. Please reference case number 19-000835.
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