GLADSTONE, Ore. -- An attempted arrest Thursday afternoon escalated into a fugitive hunt after a wanted felon rammed two patrol vehicles in Gladstone, according to Clackamas County authorities.
Just after 5 o’clock, investigators attempted to arrest Brett Timothy Bogart, a 28-year-old wanted on meth possession and distribution charges, at a gas station near the McLoughlin Blvd. and Glen Echo intersection, Detective Jim Strovink said.
Two patrol vehicles attempted to corner Bogart, who met the officers head-on, ramming his 2006 silver Audi into the vehicles and fleeing.
Bogart sped south on McLoughlin, quickly putting a quarter-mile between the Audi and patrol cars, and then got onto Interstate 205, making various turns north and south to lose authorities, and succeeded.
Strovink said the Audi was traveling so fast that authorities had to stop and ask passersby which way Bogart had gone.
About 15 minutes later, someone called to report a crash on S. Redland Road. Witnesses told police they’d seen two people get out and run away from the crash, heading north.
A perimeter was established with assistance from Oregon State Police and K9 units were called in to track Bogart and the passenger who had been present at the time of the attempted arrest, Strovink said, adding that at one point 26 police from various state and local agencies were pursuing the two.
One KGW viewer said there were 22 vehicles blanketing the area.
The passenger, an unidentified female, was located just before 6 p.m., hiding on S. Ridge Road. The woman, who had been injured and suffered facial cuts, cooperated with sheriff’s deputies. She was treated at the scene and had not been charged.
Bogart remained at large after a three-hours-long search Thursday night.
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office warned residents nearby that “strong law enforcement presence” should be expected until Bogart was apprehended.
Bogart was described “an established criminal” with multiple assault and drug charges. He should be considered armed and dangerous, according to police.
Anyone with information was urged to call in tips to Clackamas County at 503-723-4949 or file them online, referring to case 10-743. Tips were confidential.