PPB: Carjacker hits squad car, found hiding in basement
A man is behind bars after Portland police say he carjacked a vehicle, then struck several other cars before breaking into a home in an attempt to hide from the authorities.
Tyler Scott Hunt, 33, was arrested on 19 charges, though many have already been dropped, after the incident in the 3100 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard began before on noon on Wednesday, May 15.
According to court records, Hunt was wanted on multiple warrants when several officers attempted to arrest him. Instead, Hunt allegedly jumped into a Chrysler 300, then reversed it into a patrol car and then drove along a fence line, damaging two other private vehicles.
The vehicle came to a stop, so Hunt jumped out and said "Don't shoot me!" before running off, records report. The woman inside the vehicle told police Hunt forced her into the passenger seat while yelling.
Police located Hunt inside an unoccupied home on Southeast Francis Street. Police said they found "fresh damage" to the back door and found Hunt hiding in the basement.
Hunt's charges include burglary, identity theft, robbery, assault and felon in possession of a firearm, according to police.
Hunt has eleven felonies and seven misdemeanor convictions on his record, according to court docs. He is lodged at the downtown jail at this time.