Police: Man tailing his own stolen vehicle is rammed by suspect before it runs out of gas
TENMILE, Ore. -- A man tailed his own stolen vehicle before authorities in Douglas County captured the suspect when he ran out of gas, police said.
According to Douglas County Sheriff's Office, around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, police received a call from a man stating he was following his stolen vehicle, but had lost sight of it by the end of the call.
Police checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.
Later, at 6:53 p.m., the dispatch center received another call from the man stating he had relocated his vehicle at Tenmile Store, and that the driver had attempted to run him over before it fled.
Police say the caller continued to follow the vehicle and, at one point, the suspect rammed the caller's vehicle.
The stolen vehicle ran out of gas at the intersection of Benedict and Ireland roads in Tenmile.
Police say the suspect, 30-year-old Carl Edward Morrison of Tenmile, ran from the vehicle, but responding units found him hiding in the brush.
Morrison was taken into custody without incident and charged with Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Assault II, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver, Reckless Endangering, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Menacing.
He was lodged at the Douglas County Jail.