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Police searching for fugitive Lil Scottie

by: Courtesy photo Scott David Lavelle

Police are searching for a 19-year-old Longview fugitive after he reportedly fled from Rainier Police last week, leaving behind a loaded handgun.

On July 7, around 9:47 a.m., an Oregon State Police trooper noticed what appeared to be a verbal fight between a man, later identified as Scott David Lavelle, and an unidentified 17-year-old female in the parking lot of the Shell gas station off Highway 30 at Rockcrest Street.

When the officer pulled his vehicle near them, the pair fled in opposite directions on foot. A gun was found inside the car Lavelle was driving.

Lavelle is wanted on an outstanding Columbia County first-degree attempted assault warrant.