Suspect who tried to run over Washington Co. deputy arrested

Deputy shoots at driver during pursuit

CEDAR MILL, Ore. – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested a teen who is suspected of driving a stolen vehicle and attempting to run over a deputy Friday evening.

The deputy fired shots at the teen when the teen tried to run him over, according to the sheriff’s office.

The investigation began when at around 4:15 p.m. Friday, someone reported a suspicious man spray painting a late model car on Northwest Canyon Way in Cedar Mill. When the deputy arrived, the suspect fled in a brown, late model Hyundai Elantra with several beige, black and blue spray paint marks.

The deputy attempted to stop the suspect during a pursuit that went through several neighborhoods. Eventually, the suspect stopped long enough for the deputy to pull over and get out of his car. That’s when the suspect drove toward the deputy, who responded by firing shots at the suspect, according to Sgt. Vance Stimler with the sheriff’s office. The suspect sped off and the deputy lost sight of him.

Shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday morning, a sergeant with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office saw the Hyundai heading westbound on Highway 26. The sergeant tried to pull over the driver but the suspect continued to drive. A short pursuit ensued until the suspect crashed on the Helvetia Road overpass in Hillsboro.

The suspect was then taken into custody. He was identified as 17-year-old Konner Layman, of Portland.

Four passengers were in Layman’s car. They were detained but not arrested.

Layman was lodged at the Donald E. Long Detention Center. The following charges will be referred to the juvenile department for consideration:

  • Attempt to elude felony
  • Reckless driving
  • Reckless endangering
  • Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
  • Criminal mischief
  • Hit-and run

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