Oregon State troopers say they arrested a Portland-area man for attempting to elude police on a motorcycle early Saturday morning in a chase that began on Interstate 5 near Woodburn and ended at a Beavercreek Christmas tree farm.
The suspect had no identification when taken to Marion County Jail on $46,000 bail, and there police identified him through fingerprints as Sean Michael Evans, 26. Evans was charged with reckless driving, possession and distribution of cocaine and misdemeanor warrant out of Multnomah County for theft in the second degree
On Sept. 15, at approximately 2:50 a.m., an OSP trooper attempted to stop a 1987 Suzuki motorcycle northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 268 for traveling 90 mph in a 65 mph speed zone. The motorcycle operator failed to yield, said Lt. Gregg Hastings, speeding up in excess of 100 mph as it exited into Woodburn. The motorcycle traveled east on Highway 211, as Woodburn police and Clackamas County deputies assisted OSP.
The motorcycle continued onto county roads until the operator abandoned it at 3:20 a.m. at a Christmas tree farm in the 21000 block of Yeona Road in Beavercreek. The operator fled on foot, Hastings said, with officers in foot pursuit and he was taken into custody about five minutes later. A small amount of cocaine was found near the abandoned motorcycle.