Suspect resistance spurs dramatic arrest
Multiple police officers, including a K9, engaged in a dramatic arrest Sunday afternoon in Woodburn.
A Woodburn Police Department officer spotted a person with a felony warrant out for his arrest walking on E. Lincoln St. Officers approached the suspect, Jorge Miguel Maldonado, 29, who resisted and ran off. Police pursued and deployed Tasers, which were ineffective.
Woodburn Police Lt. Jason Millican said WPD Cpl. Adam Stewart and his K9 partner, Enzo, arrived to help, and they located Maldonado behind a hedge in a yard.
"Stewart attempted to take the suspect into custody and the suspect physically resisted," Millican noted. "Enzo engaged the suspect in an attempt subdue him. Once other officers arrived they attempted to handcuff the suspect, but he still resisted.
"Eventually, officers were able to place handcuffs on the suspect and he was taken into custody," he added.
Maldonado received minor injuries and was treated at the hospital and then lodged in the Marion County Correctional Facility and charged with resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance (meth), interfering with a police officer and carrying a concealed weapon. His previous arrests and charges include unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful use of a weapon, theft, burglary, unlawful use of a vehicle and fraudulent use of a credit card.
No police injuries were reported, including K9 Enzo.
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