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Fleeing suspect arrested on drug, weapons charges

MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Lionell Maurice HayesPolice arrested a man who tried to flee on drug and weapons charges early Wednesday.

Lionell Maurice Hayes, 36, is charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Methamphetamine, and misdemeanor Driving While Suspended.

According to police, at 12:11 on Oct. 7, Gang Enforcement Team officers initiated a traffic stop at Southeast 130th Avenue and Powell Boulevard for a traffic infraction. The driver, later identified as Hayes, attempted to speed away from the officers, pulled into the parking lot of an apartment and ran from the vehicle.

Police say that as Hayes ran, he dropped a handgun and continued running, but was quickly apprehended. Officers discovered he was in possession of small amounts of methamphetamine and heroin.