Cop car hit during sex trafficking investigation

Cop car hit during sex trafficking investigation

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Posted on April 15, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 16 at 9:48 AM

BEAVERTON, Ore --A human trafficking investigation ended in a crash with a police vehicle Tuesday afternoon.

At around 2:43 p.m. Tuesday, detectives stopped a vehicle on Southwest 173rd Avenue near Washington Court. The occupants, a Vancouver man and his wife, were suspects in a sex trafficking investigation involving a 17-year-old Vancouver girl, according to Officer Mike Rowe of the Beaverton Police Department.

Detectives had followed the suspects after they dropped the girl off at a Comfort Inn hotel in Beaverton. The driver and passenger refused to follow detective's commands during the stop and fled in their vehicle, police said.

The suspects then crashed into a detective's car and a marked K9 vehicle. They continued on Southwest 173rd Avenue, turning onto Southwest Farmington Road where they struck another car. The suspects then crashed their car through a fence before landing in a drainage ditch, according to police.

The 21-year-old man ran off but was found a short time later hiding in child's pink play house in a neighboring back yard, Rowe said.

A semi-automatic military style rifle with ammunition was found in the vehicle.

Both suspects were taken to a local area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The 17-year-old victim was taken into protective custody, police said.

Arrested were 21 year old Davonte Donahue and his wife Torri Donahue, who was the registered owner of the car. Davonte Donahue is in jail on charges of compelling and promoting prostitution, eluding police and felon in possession of a firearm. Torri Donahue was cited for promoting prostitution but not arrested.

Westbound lanes of SW Farmington Road between 170th and Kinnaman Road were closed for several hours for the investigation, according to police.

 

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