Driver in custody after attempt to elude deputies in Colton
At about 1:30 PM on Saturday, July 8, a Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Deputy attempted to stop a white GMC SUV for traffic violations in the 23700 block of South Highway 211 near Colton. The driver, later identified as Adam Torney, decided not to stop and sped away from the deputy in an attempt to escape, according to a press release from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. The vehicle pursuit ended on a logging road near South Horner Road and South Hillockburn Road when Torney stopped the vehicle and ran into the woods on foot along with a passenger. Deputies learned Torney was likely armed with a firearm as he fled from the vehicle. Deputies contained the area where Torney was last seen running while Oregon City Police Officer Horton and K9 Mac searched the area. The Sheriff's Office Aviation Unit also assisted in the search.
When the Aviation Unit led Officer Horton and K9 Mac to an area of interest, K9 Mac found Torney hiding at the base of a tree, where he was captured by K9 Mac and arrested by Sheriff's Office Deputies. Torney was booked into the Clackamas County Jail for three outstanding warrants along with new charges from Saturday when he eluded deputies. His warrants include probation violations for DUII, criminal mischief II, and reckless endangerment. New charges include attempting to elude police in vehicle and attempting to elude police on foot.
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