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Two suspects arrested after running from traffic stop in Southeast Portland

One suspect found hiding in a pond in Southeast Portland, another held at gunpoint by area resident


Portland police arrested two men Sunday morning after they sped away in a white Ford Probe following an attempted traffic stop Southeast 92nd Avenue and Flavel Street.

by: PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Jeffrey Dale McCarterOfficers chased them for about five minutes as they drove down eastbound on Flavel Street before the car stopped at Southeast 162nd and Clatsop Street and the men jumped out and ran on foot into a residential neighborhood.

They were later apprehended. The driver, Jeffrey Dale McCarter, was found hiding in a pond, according to a press release from the Portland Police Bureau.

Residents initially reported that one of the suspects had a handgun, but no gun was found. About an hour and a half later, an area resident called 9-1-1 to reported that a neighbor was holding the other suspect, Justin Allen Gigoux, 30, at gunpoint by in the area of Southeast 162 Avenue and Clatsop Street. Clatsop County Sheriff's deputies responded and arrested Gigoux.

by: PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Justin Allen GigouxBoth men were booked into the Multnomah County jail. McCarter faces allegations of attempt to elude in a vehicle, reckless driving and attempt to elude on food. Gigoux faces allegations of having an outstanding warrant for third-degree theft.

Sgt. Pete Simpson, spokesman for the Portland Police Bureau, said the arrest report for the two men has been sent to the Multnomah County District Attorney's office and could not be released since the case in under investigation.

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