OSP nabs running suspect in church neighbor's backyard
A Milwaukie man was arrested Wednesday night after attempting to elude an Oregon State Police trooper in a stolen vehicle and on foot.
According to the OSP trooper, the incident began May 7 at approximately 10:28 p.m. with an attempt to stop a black Nissan Sentra for a traffic violation on Southeast 82nd Avenue north of Clackamas Town Center. The suspect, 24-year-old Kevin Charles Derrick, drove off west of 82nd Avenue along McBride Street, running stop signs and eventually entering a dead-end parking lot at Christ the King Catholic Church on Fuller Street.
Police said Derrick then stopped the vehicle and fled on foot behind a building, with the trooper pursuing on foot. After jumping a fence into the backyard of a private residence, the trooper overtook the driver and took him into custody. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the vehicle had been reported as stolen.
Derrick was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on felony charges of attempting to elude in a vehicle, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, misdemeanor attempt to elude on foot and reckless driving.