MEDFORD, Ore. -- A Washington man tried to elude Medford police in a stolen car, on a stolen bike and on foot, but was tasered and eventually taken into custody Wednesday morning, police said.
Just before 2 a.m. a trooper tried to pull over 21-year-old Anthony Jonathon Allen Byam for traffic violations and suspicious activity, but Byam sped away, losing control of the vehicle and crashing into a road sign at East McAndrews Road and Crater Lake Avenue, said Oregon State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings.
Byam got out of the car and stole a mountain bike leaning on a nearby fence. With the trooper following on foot, Byam attempted to flee but soon realized the bike had two flat tires, Hastings said.
The trooper caught up with Byam and deployed her Taser, but Byam was unaffected and ran for several blocks. He hid in a nearby backyard until police found him minutes later.
Byam, of Enumclaw, Wash., told police he had stolen the car, Hastings said. Byam was booked into the Jackson County Jail on several charges.