Three arrested after burglary and foot chase in Aloha
Adult male wanted on outstanding violent crime warrants
Washington County Sheriff's deputies captured one adult and two juveniles after an abandoned house was burglarized in Aloha on Tuesday afternoon.
The suspects fled to avoid arrest, but deputies searched until all were eventually captured. One suspect, Terry Lynn Smith, 20, had numerous violent crime warrants. The Aloha resident was lodged in the Washington County Jail, while the juveniles were turned over to Donald E. Long Detention Center, with charges pending, said Sgt. Bob Ray, a sheriff's office spokesman.
Deputies were called to a residence in the 17700 block of Southwest Corona Lane in Aloha concerning a burglary around 1:50 p.m. on Tuesday. A concerned citizen, who noted there had been trouble at the house before, reported men breaking a window to gain access to an abandoned house.
Assisted by Beaverton and Hillsboro police officers, multiple deputies converged upon the area. As they were securely containing the house, three men ran out the front door. Deputies detained a 16-year-old male who ran.
The other two suspects were identified as another 16 year-old male and Smith, who was a wanted fugitive and had numerous outstanding felony warrants for his arrest, including robbery and weapons charges. Both men were jumping fences and running through yards and wooded areas as deputies and police officers actively pursued hem in the 95-degree heat.
The men continued to elude law enforcement, although they were contained to an area around Southwest 185th Avenue and Salix Drive. The men split up but they both continued to run and attempt to hide. Deputies and officers would periodically spot them and they'd begin running again. At 4:26 p.m., the second 16-year-old suspect was captured while hiding in some bushes, and Smith was captured at 4:42 p.m., after attempting to hide behind an apartment building, Ray said.
Smith faces accusations of burglary, trespassing, and existing warrants for first- and second-degree robbery, burglary, unlawful use of a weapon, and theft. He is being held without the possibility of release.