Bend man arrested after leading officers, deputies on chase to Crook County

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A wanted Bend man was arrested Thursday night after police say he crashed a stolen vehicle into a patrol car, nearly hitting Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputy and leading authorities on a chase into Crook County.

Cpl. Erick Supplee said an officer spotted a stolen vehicle around 6:50 p.m. in a dirt area near McGrath Road and Powell Butte Highway. 

Officers believed the suspect was 36-year-old Henry Duran, who they knew had a warrant for his arrest and had recently eluded deputies. 

Expecting Duran to avoid arrest, police asked for help from the Sheriff’s Office K-9 team.

Supplee said when officers contacted Duran, that’s when he crashed into the patrol car and nearly hit the deputy. 

He drove through an off-road area and out onto Powell Butte Highway, Supplee said. 

Officers didn’t pursue Duran due to the department’s no pursuit policy, but deputies initiated a pursuit. 

Because the Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputy had no other deputies helping him, officers with the Bend Police Department assisted.

Duran eventually crashed his vehicle into two fences in Crook County and became stuck on a large rock, Supplee said.

He was taken into custody and later taken to St. Charles for medical evaluation.

Duran was booked on multiple charges including unlawful use of a motor vehicle, two counts of reckless driving, DUII-drugs and first-degree criminal mischief. 

 

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