On Monday night a Toledo Police Officer was on patrol in the City of Siletz when he observed a black 1999 Ford Mustang with Oregon License #771GFY at the intersection of Gwee-Shut and Judd Road. The driver of the vehicle (later identified as Shiloh McConnell by the passenger) saw the officer, revved up his engine and rapidly sped away. The officer activated his overhead lights and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle continued at an extremely high rate of speed, estimated between 70-80 MPH, east on Judd Road. The vehicle then made a skidding turn onto Shasta Court – a dead end.
As the officer made the turn onto Shasta Court he saw the McConnell’s driver’s side door open and very briefly saw McConnell running behind the residences. He also observed there was a passenger sitting in the front seat of the vehicle which he detained and identified as Travis Miller.
The officer knew McConnell had several active felony warrants (including burglary, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and elude) through various Oregon counties, and was no longer obeying the rules of his parole release. He also knew that Mr. McConnell recently led Benton County Deputies on a high speed pursuit into Lincoln County and from various officer safety bulletins the officer knew McConnell was believed to have a gun on him.
Heroin and heroin related items were found in the car. Several items including a stolen laptop were also found in the car. The vehicle was towed and a search warrant was completed to continue the search in the vehicle.
Despite an extensive search by Toledo Police, the Lincoln County Sheriffs and Oregon State Police, McConnell was not located.
The next morning, Toledo Police and Benton County Sheriffs located Shiloh McConnell at 25A Takelma in Siletz where he was arrested and transported to Lincoln County Jail where he is being held without bail by order of the state parole board.