Sunday, June 11, 2017

Suspect Arrested After Traffic Pursuit in East Precinct Early Sunday Morning (Photo)

SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER TRAFFIC PURSUIT IN EAST PRECINCT EARLY SUNDAY MORNING (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 11th, 2017 9:30 AM
Downloadable file: Erik_R_Feltner.jpg
On Sunday June 11, 2017, at 3:13 a.m., East Precinct officers attempted to stop a driver in a black 2001 Buick Century in the area of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Harrison Street but the driver began to elude the police.

The driver led police on a short chase in the neighborhood. During the pursuit the driver collided with a fence at a dead-end located on Southeast 83rd Avenue south of Southeast Harrison Street. After the driver crashed his car into the fence he drove his car in reverse. His vehicle collided into a police vehicle which had stopped behind the suspect. After crashing into the police car the suspect fled on foot but was taken into custody a short distance from his vehicle. Neither the officer nor the suspect were injured as a result of the crash.

28-year-old Erik Rowdy Feltner was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Fail to Perform the Duties of a Driver. Additionally, Feltner was lodged on a parole violation.

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