Sawed-off shotgun, drugs found after man flees car
A Powell Butte man was finally arrested on Saturday, the day after he fled from a state trooper following a traffic stop.
On Sept. 15, during the traffic stop on U.S. 26, near milepost 109, the driver escaped on foot. Investigation revealed that the suspect was Daniel Lee Crozier, 31, of Powell Butte. Methamphetamine and a sawed-off shotgun were found in the vehicle, which was impounded. Redmond Police Department responded with a K-9 dog, but it was unable to locate the suspect.
Further investigation revealed that Crozier had been convicted a week earlier for possession of a machine gun in Crook County, and there were two warrants for his arrest for failing to appear for sentencing.
On Sept. 16, he was reported to be walking west on U.S. 26, near milepost 115, and was arrested without incident by deputy Ben Page and Madras police officer Mel Brown. Crozier was missing both shoes and was hypothermic after spending the night outside in a T-shirt.
He was lodged in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility on charges of two warrants, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance, giving false information, and attempting to elude officers. He was also cited for driving while suspended and driving uninsured