Sheriff: Man who fled police captured by Tron
COOS COUNTY, Ore. -- A man authorities say led them on a car chase before crashing his vehicle was captured by a police K-9 named Tron, the Sheriff's office said.
On Friday at around 2:30 am, a Coos County deputy saw a vehicle while patrolling in the Greenacres area of Coos County.
Authorities say that when the deputy tried to stop the vehicle it took off, leading authorities on a pursuit from Highway 42 to Highway 101, where it headed south.
Officers from the Coos County Sheriff's Office, Bandon Police Department and Coos Bay Police Department responded to the area to assist.
After a few miles, the driver of the small Nissan attempted to make the turn onto East Beaver Hill Road, but crashed into a fir tree.
Deputies say the driver took off on foot after the crash.
When the first deputy arrived, he located one passenger who had been injured in the crash. Bay Cities Ambulance was called to the scene. The passenger, a male juvenile, was complaining of an injury to his wrist.
Bandon Police Department, more deputies and a canine from the Coos Bay Police Department responded to the area, and the dog named Tron found Garry L. Doane, 21, of Port Orford.
Officials say they found Doane hiding in some brush.
Doane and his juvenile passenger were transported to Bay Area Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash and the apprehension.
Both were treated and released from the hospital that morning.
During the investigation, the Sheriff's office says it was learned that Doane had outstanding warrants for his arrest, one from the Oregon Youth Authority and one from Curry County.
Doane was arrested and transported to the Coos County Jail where, he was held on the two warrants and the charges stemming from the pursuit. Those charges were Attempting to Elude (vehicle and foot), Reckless endangering, and Assault III.
Doane is being held on $115,000 bail.
The juvenile was released to a relative after being treated at the hospital.