Pursuit leads to crash of stolen car, arrest
Troutdale police arrested a man after a pursuit that ended in a crash and a foot chase.
Roy Binion, 44, a transient, is being held without bail on a U.S. Marshal's hold at the Multnomah County Detention Center. He also faces allegations of unauthorized use of a vehicle, felony and misdemeanor attempt to elude, reckless driving, and first- and second-degree criminal mischief.
Early Monday, Feb. 18, deputies with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office were alerted that a 1997 Mazda B2300 pickup stolen out of Hood River could be heading west on Interstate 84 toward Portland, said Lt. Travis W. Gullberg.
Patrol Sergeant Bryan White parked along I-84, just east of Troutdale, and saw the stolen truck at about 12:45 p.m.
White followed the stolen vehicle, which took exit 18 off of I-84 and headed toward Lewis & Clark State Park.
Within a few minutes, two Troutdale police officers joined White and tried to pull over the vehicle on East Columbia River Highway, just west of the Troutdale Bridge. The vehicle sped up and was soon traveling at a speed unsafe for the conditions, Gullberg said.
Out of concern for community safety, police stopped the pursuit near downtown Troutdale, but other officers soon spotted the truck near the Troutdale Airport.
The stolen truck then drove into a business parking lot on Northwest Graham Circle, through a cyclone fence and into a field behind the business. Then it continued to travel eastbound back onto Graham Road on the north side of the Troutdale Airport. Eventually it crashed into a concrete jersey barrier at Graham Road and Northeast Harlow Place.
The driver ran away from the truck, but deputies and Troutdale police quickly apprehended him. A short time later, the Portland Police Bureau notified deputies that Binion was wanted for questioning related to a Portland bank robbery.