PORTLAND -- A fugitive leaving the scene of a one-car crash on Highway 26 Wednesday caused a two-vehicle crash as he ran across the highway, police said.
Police responded just after 7 p.m. to the report of a crash, according to Oregon State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings.
A trooper arriving at the scene found an abandoned car and saw a man jogging westbound north of the highway. The trooper also learned the car had been stolen.
Another trooper meanwhile had seen the suspect running across the highway, which caused a two-vehicle crash. There were no reports of injuries from the two-vehicle crash. The trooper pursued the man on foot and detained him.
The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Shelby Scott Thompson of Gaston. He was wanted on several felony warrants. He was jailed on those warrants and a charge of disorderly conduct. He was also found to be in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine.
The investigation into the stolen Subaru is continuing; Thompson was not charged in connection with theft.