Vanc. suspect threatened woman before chase

Vanc. suspect threatened woman before chase

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by Cornelius Swart, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on February 20, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 20 at 7:20 PM

VANCOUVER -- A man who led police on a high-speed chase through Vancouver appeared in court Thursday to face fresh allegations.

A Clark County judge set bail for Wayne Ross, 45, at $100,000.

Ross, who has warrants out for his arrest in Oregon, threatened to kill his girlfriend and "burn her to death" on Wednesday, according to allegations in court documents obtained by KGW.

More: 90 mph chase ends in Vancouver

Prompted by a domestic violence call, sheriff's deputies broke up the fight between Ross and his girlfriend when they arrived at the house the two were in Wednesday afternoon. Ross then fled the scene in a stolen Ford pickup truck, police said.

He led police on a high-speed chase, reaching speeds of up to 90 mph. During the chase Wayne almost hit two school buses head on, documents say.

The chase ended when Ross crashed into a Jeep containing John Golphenee and his family at the intersection of East Fourth Plain Boulevard and Broadway Street in Vancouver. Ross then fled on foot.

Bystanders and officers chased Ross and he was finally subdued when officers shocked him with a Taser, police said.

Ross is due back in court at the beginning of next week.

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