Philomath Police Pursuit, and Capture of Federal Fugitive
Provided by Philomath Police
Philomath Police have released the names of those they were chasing during a high speed chase westbound on Highway 20 near Eddyville Tuesday evening.
A Philomath patrol officer observed a vehicle driving erratically in the 1400 block of Applegate Street and watched it swerve in front of a school bus, causing the bus to brake sharply. The officer tried to pull the car over, but the driver accelerated away, travelling West on Main Street, then out onto Hwy 20 towards Newport.
The driver of the car, later identified as Douglas Paul Bailey, 41, and his companion, Deanie Wood, 31, stopped near Chitwood Road in Toledo, and fled on foot into a heavily wooded area. The two suspects were captured approximately three hours later as they walked along a remote stretch of Highway 20.
Douglas Bailey previously served 105 months in federal prison for a series of bank robberies in Alabama and Pennsylvania. At the time of the pursuit, he was wanted for a federal parole violation by the U.S. Marshal’s Service. Bailey was charged with Attempt to Elude a Police Officer and Reckless Driving. He was also charged and held on the federal arrest warrant.
Deanie Wood was charged with offensive littering, referring to a point in the chase when she threw a sizeable amount of trash out of the car which fell onto the highway behind them.
Both suspects were lodged in the Benton County Jail.
Units from Philomath Police were joined in the search by officers from Toledo Police, Oregon State Police, and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.