Suspect who struck, injured officer still at large
Law enforcement are searching for a 33-year-old man who allegedly struck an officer with his car while fleeing in a stolen vehicle, causing serious injuries that required hospitalization.
The Portland Police Bureau believe Jacob Matthew Ray Anderson was the culprit of a Sunday morning, July 24 incident in which he hit a Portland Police officer while driving a stolen vehicle. That officer was transported to a local hospital for surgery. During his escape, Anderson also struck a car with two occupants, injuring an elderly woman passenger.
Both Portland and Gresham officers responded to the 15300 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard in search of Anderson, who continued to flee on foot. He was able to elude law enforcement, which included K9 officers and the Air Support Unit.
In addition to the most recent allegations, Anderson, who Portland Police described as dangerous, has warrants for his arrest in Benton County, Lincoln County and Clackamas County.
About two weeks prior to the injury hit-and-run, Anderson was arrested for another incident. Officers found him behind the wheel of a crashed car in the 2300 block of Southeast 157th Street after striking a parked vehicle and tree. He was transported to the hospital and cited for driving under the influence, reckless endangering, reckless driving, possession of a controlled substance and felon in possession of a firearm.
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