Police vehicle pursuit results in arrest
A high-speed chase resulted in the arrest of a local man Tuesday afternoon on the Crooked River Highway.
On Tuesday, Oct. 2 at about 2:30 p.m., Prineville Police attempted a traffic stop on a 2000 Hyundai four-door passenger car in the area of Northwest Beaver Street.
Police officers reported reckless driving as the reason for the traffic stop. The driver of the Hyundai, identified as Lawrence Stroud, 36, of Prineville, failed to yield to lights and sirens and led officers on a pursuit.
The pursuit continued south on Main Street and continued onto Highway 27 at a high rate of speed.
Officers saw a passenger in the Hyundai attempt to escape the vehicle as it continued south on Highway 27. The passenger later reported fearing for her life as the driver continued his attempt to elude police.
Near mile post 7.5 on Highway 27, Stroud slowed to a stop and pulled to the right shoulder as the passenger attempted to exit the vehicle while it was still in motion.
Officers took Stroud into custody and transported him to the Crook County Jail, where he was booked on the following charges: attempt to elude police in a vehicle, reckless driving, second degree kidnapping, parole violation, and reckless endangering.
Stroud was also issued citations for multiple traffic violations in relation to the pursuit. No injuries or property damage resulted from this incident.
Crook County Sheriff's Office also assisted with the incident.
Any additional information about this incident can be reported to the case agent, Officer Clayton Hagen, at 541-447-4168 or on the Prineville Police Department Facebook page.