Oregon driver charged with felony following a police chase
Felonies are the most serious offense in the United States. Generally, conviction due to a felony offense will lead to heavy fines and penalties as well as incarceration for a year or more. Kidnapping, burglary, robbery, rape, murder, arson, treason and terrorism are some of the more common examples of felonies.
In the nearby area of Sandy, Oregon, two people were arrested following a chase that stemmed from a kidnapping report that was later deemed unfounded.
According to the Oregon State Police, the officers received a report pertaining to an armed man who kidnapped a woman at around 10:25 p.m. The police officers were looking for a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta that came from Government Camp and was traveling eastbound on U.S. 26.
Before midnight, the police spotted the vehicle and attempted to stop it. The car driver stopped for a while before he attempted to flee the scene. After a 10-minute chase, the officer managed to flatten one of the vehicle's tires using spike strips. The authorities apprehended the driver and his female passenger.
The officers found out that the kidnapping report has no basis, but also discovered two handguns inside the car. The 37-year-old male driver of the car was charged with felony attempt to elude police, recklessly endangering another person, reckless driving, and other traffic-related violations.
A 28-year-old female passenger inside the car was accused of changing the identification number on a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm. Both suspect's bail was set at $30,000.
In this case, one of the suspects is facing a felony charge, which should be addressed thoroughly by a legal professional. Still, both of them will need to establish a strong criminal defense, which is needed in challenging the accusations of the prosecutors.