PPB: Suspect in Portland murder arrested after car chase
The alleged suspect in a Portland murder was arrested after a high-speed chase ended in a collision with law enforcement on a dirt road in rural Oregon.
Charvell Douglas, 47, was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 18 on charges of the murder of Jaquona Goggans, who was found dead in the trunk of a car on Feb. 7 of this year. The case was under investigation as a homicide.
Authorities with Wheeler and Gilliam counties, as well as Oregon State Police, say they arrested Douglas after a lengthy pursuit, which began after a deputy was dispatched for "motorist assist" in Wheeler County on Highway 19 near milepost 67.
The deputy says he found Douglas sitting in a red Pontiac Vibe with two female passengers. The women left the car but Douglas refused to leave, police say, and soon sped off northbound on Highway 19.
He allegedly rushed through Fossil and into Gilliam County, drawing more local law enforcement pursuers. Spike strips were deployed but failed to puncture his tires, and Douglas allegedly continued to drive 90 or 100 mph through Condon.
He eventually left the highway and turned onto Brown Road and then onto priviate property, avoiding a police car's attempted ram. The chase ended as Douglas was allegedly driving backward toward the highway but crashed into a Wheeler County patrol car.
He was treated for minor injuries and then taken to NORCOR jail on a murder warrant, police say.
"PPB extends our gratitude to our law enforcement partners who apprehended this violent individual in dangerous circumstances," according to a news release.
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