A small piece of high tech equipment helped Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies “get their man.”
A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy was on patrol in Siletz when he suddenly saw a while sedan cutting across in front of him at the intersection of Old River and Judd. The deputy said the car was going so fast that it took the corner very wide, nearly hitting another vehicle head-on.
As Sgt. Mark Meister attempted to stop the vehicle the driver accelerated away with Sgt. Meister in pursuit. Sgt. Meister chased the sedan through a small tribal housing area and out into a field near some woods. Both the driver and his passenger ran off into the trees and disappeared.
An investigation and use of the high definition video system equipped in the patrol vehicle resulted in the identification of the driver who fled from the vehicle. He was identified as Carl James Maley, age 28 of Siletz. Maley was already wanted on a Parole Board Felony warrant.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) was assigned to find Maley and take him into custody on the warrant and the charges related to the pursuit. This morning the CRU located Maley in a vehicle in Siletz. After another brief foot pursuit Maley was taken into custody and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on the no bail Felony warrant.
In addition, Maley was also charged with Felony Eluding Police, Misdemeanor Eluding Police and Reckless Driving. Maley was also cited for Driving While Suspended.