Man sentenced to prison after car chase, standoff at Aloha home
An Aloha man who led police on a dangerous escapade through the Beaverton area — which ended with him crashing a stolen SUV into a house and barricading himself a stranger's home — in will serve five and a half years in prison.
Isaiah A. Mohr, 24, pleaded guilty Dec. 23 in Washington County Circuit Court to unauthorized use of a vehicle, attempt to elude and two counts of burglary.
Mohr was arrested on Nov. 21, 2019, following a long stint of chases and hit-and-run crashes that ended with him being removed by SWAT.
Police said he stole a Toyota 4 Runner out of Forest Grove, then crashed the SUV into another vehicle near Southwest 198th Avenue and Kinnaman Road shortly before 10:30 a.m. Nov. 21, before leaving the scene. He later crashed the same car into a patrol car, leaving one deputy with a concussion, before fleeing that scene and careening into a house on Southwest 171st Avenue near Sugar Plum Lane in West Beaverton. He ran into a nearby home and remained inside for several hours, police said.
A woman was in the home at the time and locked herself in a bathroom.
According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, deputies spotted Mohr making himself a sandwich in the kitchen.
"During this time, the defendant ran through the home and caused damage by throwing eggs and removing light fixtures," Stephen Mayer of the Washington County District Attorney's Office stated in a news release. "The Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team (SWAT) was eventually able to remove him from the home putting an end to the ordeal."
Officers didn't believe Mohr was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of his arrest, but Mayer later noted "they did find a used hypodermic needle on the front passenger seat of the crashed SUV."
As part of a plea deal with prosecutors, Mohr was ordered not to have contact with his victims, and to undergo substance abuse treatment while in custody.
"The Washington County District Attorney's Office would like to acknowledge the professional work of area law enforcement in apprehending Mr. Mohr without additional injuries to himself or innocent victims involved," a statement from the District Attorney's Office noted in part.
Court records show Mohr was already on probation at the time of the hit-and-run crashes for possession of methamphetamine and eluding police, stemming from a June 29, 2019, incident, also in Washington County. Upon his release from prison, he'll lose his driver's license for a year and be on probation for three years.
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