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90-minute car chase ends in arrest for Gresham man

Jordan Payne, 20, had outstanding warrant for a parole violation -


MCSO - Jordan Bradley Payne, 21. A Gresham resident took police on a 90-minute ride after he fled a routine traffic stop early on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

The 21-year-old man, later identified as Jordan Bradley Payne, was pulled over on Northeast 238th Drive near Interstate 84 by Fairview Police around 1:20 p.m. After failing to produce valid identification, Payne sped away, turning onto Sandy Boulevard.

Gresham police officers were able to deploy spike strips near Halsey Street and 172nd Avenue, but Payne avoided the obstacles and continued moving into Portland.

Payne finally came to a stop after his vehicle jumped a curb and collided with Chase Bank signage near the intersection of Weidler Street and 112th Avenue in Portland. Payne hid nearby, but a K9 unit with the Portland police tracked Payne to some bushes, where he was arrested without incident around 2:50 a.m.

Fairview Interim Chief of Police Harry Smith said police officers from several agencies made the decision to terminate pursuit multiple times during the chase.

“Officers will often make that decision to terminate a pursuit because they don’t want to see anyone innocent get hurt,” Smith said. “There’s a lot of danger inherent in police pursuits.”

Payne was booked into Multnomah County Detention Center, on allegations of providing false information to police, attempting to elude in a motor vehicle, a felony, hit-and-run property damage and attempting to elude on foot.

He was also served an outstanding warrant for a parole violation, which stemmed from a first-degree burglary case that occurred in 2013.