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Nathanael Aaron Samuel arrested in Washington for fleeing, assault, drug violations

Following a car chase that crossed state lines, police arrested Sandy man Nathanael Aaron Samuel, 26, around 4:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11. Samuel faces charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle, two counts for attempting to elude a police officer on foot, two counts of attempting to elude a police officer vehicle, reckless driving, reckless endangering, third-degree assault and violating his parole detainer by being in possession of methamphetamine.

Samuel was identified by Oregon City police officers driving a stolen white 2001 Dodge pickup northbound on Interstate 205 near Highway 213 around 3:40 a.m.

When police attempted to stop Samuel, a car chase ensued, entering Washington via the Glenn L. Jackson Bridge and ending with Samuel crashing near the Camas Cemetery where he fled on foot.

A Clackamas County sheriff's deputy apprehended Samuel and he was transported to Clackamas County Jail.

Charges against Samuel are connected to numerous felony crimes out of Clackamas County and under investigation by law enforcement.

Investigators ask anyone with information related to this case or any other cases involving Samuel to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 503-723-4949 or via the online form at, referencing CCSO Case No. 19-000835.

Agencies involved in Samuel's arrest were the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Oregon City Police Department, Portland Police, Clark County Sheriff's Office, Gladstone Police Department and the Camas Police Department.

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