Washngton County Sheriff's Office deputies are searching for a felony suspect nicknamed "Monster" who allegedly fled near the Bethany area on Saturday night in a stolen vehicle after crashing another reported stolen vehicle in the same area.
Deputies actively searched the area near Northwest Laidlaw Road and North Road for Marcos "Monster" Jaimes-Radilla, 25, the location where he reportedly crashed a black 1997 Ford F-150 that was reported stolen out of a different county, KOIN 6 News learned.
Residents say authorities told them to lock their doors and stay inside while deputies searched for Jaimes-Radilla. He is 5-foot-11, 210 pounds with brown eyes and a shaved head. He also has tattoos on both earlobes.
Later on, after a search in the area yielded no results, deputies said a black 2013 Ford Expedition was also stolen from the area, less than a mile from the crash scene. Deputies pursued the stolen Expedition eastbound on Highway 26 — as spotted by KOIN 6 News on ODOT cameras — but ended their search a short time after due to safety concerns.
The stolen vehicle has an Oregon license plate 211GJQ.
On Wednesday, the WCSO sent out a press release asking for tips in a search for Jaimes-Radilla. It said he is wanted for failing to appear in court on theft and burglary charges. It also said he was a person of interest in a car theft case and an attempt to elude case.
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